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West ISD responds to reports of bullying in their schools

Posted at 6:02 PM, Jan 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-17 19:02:40-05

WEST, TX — West ISD has responded to concerns over bullying in their schools.

On Jan. 15, “The West News” published an article from Superintendent David Truitt titled “Coming Together for Our Kids in West ISD."

This article was published in response to recent messages regarding a call for assistance in stopping several identified bullying behaviors in their schools.

According to the district, "the concerns raised in prior community communication are important, because we do want our children to grow up happy, heathy, and safe. West ISD wants this as well."

In response to the concerns, the district says they will schedule student assemblies and a parent academy on bullying.

West ISD also plans on publishing a survey for stakeholders to fill out regarding the culture and climate of their school system.

The district says they already have several options for reporting harassment, bullying, or other safety or threatening concerns.

On the main district website (www.wisd.net), a student or parent may utilize the Skyward Sky-Alert online form.

In addition to this form, West ISD also has a hotline phone number and email alert system for reporting alleged bullying behaviors.

West ISD ends the press release by assuring parents that they are taking the challenge "head-on."