NBC TV news story-PUSD Bullying and near death incident
Original post made by Resident on Jan 19, 2013
The link is here- Web Link
If school administrators are too 'busy' to meet with parents of the victim, they are obviously too busy to find out who the perpetrators are. According to the news story, the school administrators refused to meet with the parents because they were too 'busy.' This seems to to be negligence on the District's part. Administrators that behave like this need to be re-assigned to some desk job that does not involve students.
I think it is imperative that law enforcement be immediately contacted by either the students or parents themselves, the sooner the better, so that they can immediately investigate incidents such as these.
It is unclear from the news story if those that pushed the child in traffic were ever caught. Does anyone know if they were ever identified?
on Jan 20, 2013 at 7:31 pm
the school officials are always to busy to meet with their customers, the parents. our daughter was harrassed in 5th grade by a classmate (boy) and she told him repeatedly to leave her alone. she complained to the teach who said she was too busy to deal with it. so we complained multiple times and nothing happened. finally the boy shoved his chair into her and caused an injury so we just called the school and told them we were filing a policy report since they could not get their act together to control what was happening in the classroom. their suggestion, relationship counseling for the two students. totally irresponsible don't recommend pleasanton schools to anyone.this is one of many stories of negiligence and unresponsive behavior on behalf of the school officials.
on Jan 21, 2013 at 2:02 pm
I am a consultant and was going to be trained in the Olweus Bully Prevention program...probably "the" most effective prevention program ever developed.
Before I invested in Olweus training (i.e. travel, lodging, course, etc), I approached a PUSD school official a couple years ago to inquire whether this school or the PUSD in general might be interested.
Their answer? Nope.
on Jan 21, 2013 at 6:32 pm
When my son was been billied and harrased in middle school PE and after many conversations with administrators - nothing changed. The bully was a known bully and had many issues with his behavior. I finally asked the administrator if they could facilitate a conversation with the boy's parents and us to discuss the issues and see what we could do to work together to resolve the issue. The administrators didn't not want to take this road and not sure what happened but the bullying stopped.