RECOGNITION OF OCTOBER 2017 AS BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH
Randall S. Tucker, Chairman
Gerald E. Franson, Vice Chairman
R. Craig Lane
Danielle I. Morgan
Norman L. Persinger, Jr.
Jennifer S. Seckner
Jacob L. Wright
On motion by _______, seconded by _______, that the following resolution be adopted:
WHEREAS, school bullying has become an increasingly significant problem in the United States and Virginia; and
WHEREAS, over twenty percent of the youth in the United States are estimated to be involved in bullying each year, either as a bully or as a victim; and
WHEREAS, an estimated one hundred sixty thousand students in kindergarten through twelfth grade miss school every day due to a fear of being bullied; and
WHEREAS, bullying can take many forms, including verbal, physical, and most recently in cyberspace, and can happen in many places on and off school grounds; and
WHEREAS, it is important for Virginia parents, students, teachers, and school administrators to be aware of bullying, and to encourage discussion of the problem as a
school community; and
WHEREAS, Alleghany County Public Schools has developed a model policy on anti-bullying to encourage positive behaviors and to eliminate bullying behaviors;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Alleghany County School Board recognizes the month of October 2017 as Bullying Prevention Month, with the intention that the issue of bullying and its prevention be discussed in Virginia schools and classrooms during that time.
Adopted in Alleghany County, Virginia, this 18th day of September, 2017.
A COPY TESTE:
Randall S. Tucker Lorie C. Bess