Mapleton is committed to creating caring communities where all children feel safe, respected and valued. Bullying behavior can have serious effects on students’ emotional and academic well-being. A key part of the work of Integrated Services - Health Services is preventing bullying and other unsafe behavior that can often act as a barrier to success.
In 2019, Mapleton's Board of Education approved the Olweus (ol-vay-us) Bully Prevention Program for use in all schools. After a full year of training, the Olweus program will be introduced to schools beginning in the fall of 2020. The program brings school communities together to prevent bullying through strong relationship-building, meaningful classroom meetings and partnering with families and community members.
To reduce existing bullying problems among students
To prevent the development of new bullying problems
To achieve better peer relations at school