Preventing Bullying in LCSD1 Schools
Bullying creates a hostile educational environment through domination and aggression that harms the victim psychologically, emotionally and/or socially. Bullying is when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending himself or herself. This includes, but is not limited to the following: physical or emotional harm, property damage, insulting or demeaning behavior, intimidation, cyber-bullying and social isolation.
Kindergarten through 8th Grade
LCSD1’s Board of Trustees approved the use of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) districtwide for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. With more than 35 years of research and successful implementation around the world, OBPP is a whole-school program proven to prevent or reduce bullying throughout a school setting.
9th through 12th Grade
LCSD1’s Board of Trustees approved the use of the Safe School Ambassadors Program (SSA) district wide for students in ninth through 12th grade. Student volunteers serve as Ambassadors who work to influence their peers in positive ways to reduce bullying. Key adults meet regularly with Ambassadors to supervise and support their work.
If you are a LCSD1 student who is experiencing bullying or if you are a parent or guardian and wish to report bullying, please contact your school principal.
In addition, parents who are not comfortable speaking with their child’s school personnel may contact Chris Zimny, violence prevention coordinator/program evaluator with LCSD1 Safe and Drug Free Schools at 307-771-2204.
Parents may also contact UPLIFT Advocacy Services at 307-778-8686. UPLIFT is a third-party organization not compensated by LCSD1. UPLIFT advocacy services have been offered in Cheyenne for more than 20 years.
LCSD1 is committed to a bullying-free environment in all of our schools. Please CLICK HERE for a brochure on bullying prevention and reporting throughout the district.