HCPSS MPIA Request #2019-172

Requested Information
Per Policy 1090 which states: The HCPSS will provide annual professional development for employees and contract service providers on the substance of this policy. This professional development will provide prevention education, designed to model and teach positive relationship building and appropriate interpersonal communication as well as detail the process and responsibilities for bullying reporting.

Please provide logs/data that confirm staff/contract employees have not just been provided with the opportunity for this training, but have attended such training. Please break this down in number of "bodies" per school who have been trained on such in the last 18 months.

Additionally, per the Board Meeting/County Council session on April 8, 2019, it was noted that often events reported as bullying are actually "peer conflict." Please provide objective definitions of both "bullying" and "peer conflict" that clearly delineate the difference between the two.
Date Received
Status
Complete
Response Notes

For reference, this topic including future plans for professional development was discussed at the April 25, 2019, Board of Education meeting under the Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Harassment Report.

Responsive Documents
This course is used to relay the information outlined in HCPSS Policy 1060, including specifically defining bullying (see page 3) and outlining the difference between peer conflict and bullying (see page 35). Please note, while the images from the digital course module used to deliver the content contains a copyright watermark, HCPSS received permission from the supplier to release.
Available data including dates HCPSS staff members and temporary employees completed the HCPSS Bullying Prevention course above over the past 18 months. Please note, not all staff/contractors are assigned to a specific school, however this data can be sorted by position and/or location at the time the course was completed.

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