Here’s How Moreno Valley Schools Plan to Fight Bullying

The Moreno Valley Unified School District has announced a series of changes in the aftermath of alleged bullying incidents, one of which resulted in a student’s death.

The new procedures were announced last week at a school board workshop. They include the following, according to the Press-Enterprise.

  • Establishing a new intervention team to field bullying reports that must be entered on a new online form. Bullying should be reported to administrators within 24 hours and resolved within 6 to 8 business days.
  • Updated disciplinary rules with a continued focus on intervention over punitive measures.
  • Making anti-bullying training available to all school employees, not just high-level administrators.
  • Additional student surveys to gauge school climate.
  • New “climate and culture” walks for school officials to monitor reported hotspots for bullying.

“It’s our commitment to keep kids safe. That’s why I do what I do,” Lynne M. Sheffield, director of student services and registration for the Moreno Valley Unified School District, said. "And we are working tirelessly to put things into place, based on feedback we are given by the community.”

Read more at the Press-Enterprise