Stockton Unified School District and the Student Support Services Department are proud to have created a useful guide for school-wide implementation of Bullying Prevention. Several years ago, our Elementary Counselors developed “The 3 Step Procedure” to train students on how to respond to bullying and the importance of reporting bullying to an adult. The Student Support Services Department reviewed research-based bullying prevention curricula from “Second Step”, “Steps to Respect”, and “Olweus Bullying Prevention” to develop “Be an Upstander.”
In 2011-2012, the Student Support Services Department used grant funds from the Prevention and Early Intervention grant to work with consultant Point Break and convened a multi-disciplinary workgroup, including students, parents, community members, site and district administrators and other staff. The workgroup reviewed and revised district policies on bullying and harassment, including the drafting of Board Policy BP 5145.4 on Anti-Bullying which was adopted on 5/8/12, and the development of procedures and forms for complying with requirements of AB 1156 and AB 9.