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Update posted 14 hours ago

Petition to Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley, Kate Brown, John Lively, Earl Blumenauer, Greg Walden, Nancy Nathanson, Pete DeFazio, Suzanne Bonamici, Kurt Schrader, Andy Olson, Peter Courtney, Tina Kotek, Laurie Monnes Anderson, Alissa Keny-Guyer, Jennifer Williamson, Margaret Doherty, Jackie Winters, Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, Ginny Burdick, Jeff Kruse, Alan Bates, Chip Shields, Mitch Greenlick, Richard Devlin, Diane Rosenbaum, Peter Buckley, Oregon, Jessica, Susan McLain, Janeen Sollman, Paul Evans, Diego Hernandez

Make a Law that Private Schools Should Recognize Bullying and Enforce a NoTolerance Policy

My husband and I just recently pulled our son out of a Private Waldorf School because he was being bullied. There were several instances where one child in particular had kneed our child in the groin. This particular child would also act out in class and make it where our child was unable to focus in class. One day, our son was being bullied so bad by this child, he was in after school care and was self-harming and not one adult that was present took note of this. When bringing this to the attention of the principal they looked at me specifically and told me they would figure out why it wasn't noticed. This day in particular we were not notified of this instance by anyone other than our son. The next day our son was jumped at school by the same child. He was grabbed from behind on his shoulders so hard that he fell to his knees. His bully punched and kicked him in the leg and stomach. Other children joined in. His teacher at the time was on the playground at recess. We were not notified of this instance until our son was picked up from school and mentioned it to his father. The principal did not find it necessary to notify us. When we requested a sit-down with the parents and the principal it was denied and the principal told us it would be better if just the children sat and talked with the principal. This particular child that was bullying my son never had any kind of reprimand even though their school policy stated that the child would have a 2 day suspension until they figured out what to do. This child, in the same week, struck another child so hard they could barely stand the rest of the day. That child's parents were not informed of this situation either until they saw their child that day. This school in particular does not have a counselor on staff nor a school nurse and claims that all their staff is trained in First Aid/CPR. Yet there are multiple children being bullied and getting head injuries. When they obtain these head injuries they are "checked" by staff to see if they have a concussion or not. Nowhere, in their training that they have shared with us does it say they are trained to administer these types of assessments.  In the State of Oregon we have several laws that relate to Bullying in School. There is the House Bill 1555 that relates to no toleration of any type of bullying and ORS 339.351 as well as ORS 339.356 that have strict guidelines as to what bullying is as well as what policies need to be enforced. However, this does not extend to Private Schools. If public schools must have a Counselor and Nurse on staff as well as an Anti-Bullying Program we want the children in Private Schools to have the same. Children in Private schools should have the same mandated rights as children in Public Schools as well as the same mandated accountability process or similar. Children should be taught to be kind and KNOW what Bullying is and the fact that it will not be tolerated.  http://www.ode.state.or.us/opportunities/grants/nclb/title_iv/a_drugfree/bullying-laws_2010.pdf http://www.ode.state.or.us/opportunities/grants/nclb/title_iv/a_drugfree/ors-339bully.pdf Please help us create a Bill and ORS that will extend these laws and policies to Private Schools.  Thank you for your time!     

jesse Azzopardi
56 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

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Stop School Shootings

The year 2018 started not too long ago. About a month ago to be exact. In this short period of time there have been numerous school shootings that have occurred. We speak on this topic all the time. It circles around for awhile while the situation is hot but then it goes away and we never speak about it again..until something like what happened yesterday, February 14, 2018, occurs.  When will the madness end? I know I am not alone when I say that I am ready to see something change. I am a high school student myself and this shouldn’t be taken lightly because as we know these mass shootings can occur at any time...and any place. Its time for us to speak up. The youth, the old, the middle aged. No matter what religion, sexual preference, race, age, I know we can all come together and at least attempt to put a stop to this. Please share this with your friends and family. My condolences and prayers go out to anyone that has lost a loved one in the recent shooting or any previous ones as these seem to be nothing but common in the United States. Sign this petition. Share it with your co-workers, your family, friends. Share it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.  If a petition about changing Snapchat can get over ONE MILLION signs, let’s see what a petition could do that would actually help change the world. I know there are many of you that think this doesn't mean anything because they will always continue to happen but this is just one small step thats apart of one huge problem. This petition may not change the world, but it's worth a try.   -n

NaKai Anderson
220 supporters