ALLENTOWN, Pa. - School bullying has been in the news a lot lately, and sometimes the stories have tragic outcomes. Now Allentown's schools are working to give bullies the boot from their hallways.
"We want our children to feel that school is an inclusive, supportive, nurturing environment and when bullying occurs they're isolated and that is the last thing we want," said Susan Lozada an Allentown School District employee who works in the community and student services department.
The Allentown school district is making sure children and parents have plenty of options to talk about bullying.
"If they're looking for information there is information on-line off of our website. The community and student services website of the Allentown school district," Lozada said.
District administrators say if your child is being bullied at school. Parents should go straight to the principals office.
"They should contact someone at the school, the principal, the counselor, and they will do an investigation. It's part of our bullying and prevention procedures," Lozada added.
One other way to report bullying is by completing the unlawful harassment form on the district website. The most important thing is get it any bullying incident in writing. It's procedures that some parents at Luis A Ramos Elementary school say is working.
"The teachers are really good. The principal. Anytime they think there is a situation they're always contacting you," said parent Cathy Martinez.
So all administrators need is a little help. And they say if parents lend that helping hand, they should be able to try and stop scenes like this happening in school. Will Lewis, 69 News.
Allentown, PA 18102
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