Raise bullying awareness in Panther Valley School District

Raise bullying awareness in Panther Valley School District

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Robert Curtiss started this petition to Pennsylvania Department of Education

Did you know that under Pennsylvania’s state law that schools are required to report cases of bullying that result in assaults and suspensions and/or citations.

Schools are also required by law to adopt and publicize their bullying policies, and to post them in the school.

Panther Valley High School administration has failed to do both.

in regards to P.V. Bullying policy, the handbook refers to panther valley.org and also notes policy 249. However, policy 249 and any information pertaining to this policy is not given anywhere.

Fact : the same law that requires schools to report and investigate bullying also gives the schools 54 categories of which to classify and report.

Fact : Included in those 54 categories are Disorderly conduct and Harassment.

Fact : Panther Valley has not reported one single case of bullying since 2014-2015 when a young girl was bullied so badly she tried to take her own life.

Fact : since 2015 the police have been called to the school roughly 50 times for “fights”. Of those cases at least 7 of them were reported as “ repeated acts of aggression and bullying by one student towards another” This is the very definition of bullying as stated by the state of PA.

Fact : Of the near 50 times the police were called to the school ( including the 7 reports of bullying ) the charges filed by both the school and police were the same every single time. And guess what those charges were....
That’s right, Disorderly conduct and Harassment.

Fact : Last week my daughter was bullied, assaulted and chased home from the bus stop. The child responsible for bullying my daughter was in fact and has been suspended MULTIPLE times for the very same thing. The child that bullied my daughter was also arrested and cited for

Can you guess

Yes that’s right

Disorderly conduct and Harassment. Exactly the same as 2 years ago when we filed a report against the very same child for the very same thing.

The bully in this scenario has been suspended and cited so many times that it should have been investigated multiple times by multiple agencies or school officials.

In a situation where it is our word against theirs, the bully’s record more than speaks for itself as do the schools actions and means of resolution and failure to report for investigation

This doesn’t and won’t change unless we, the community and parents let them know that we care for our children and want them to be safe and that we expect nothing less from our schools.

Our kids deserve to be able to go to school and feel safe and to be protected. ALL OF OUR KIDS.

The facts given in this post are just some of what I have found and definitely enough to prove to me that the school is not doing what they need to, rather continue to utilize the same few categories in order to avoid investigation. Our children deserve better.

This doesn’t stop or end here unless we do something about it.

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