TUSD hosts workshop to address bullying - Tucson News Now

TUSD hosts workshop to address bullying

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson's largest school district is taking another step to end bullying.

The Tucson Unified School District is holding IMPACT Tucson, a bullying prevention workshop.

It is being held Saturday, April 8, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Palo Verde High Magnet School.

About 700 parents and students are expected to attend to voice their concerns and learn ways to deal with bullying.

“This is our way of saying we hear you loud and clear and we do take this seriously,” said Jimmy Har, a TUSD administrator. “Bullying is very important to us, so we put these different initiatives in place to address parents concerns about bullying.”

TUSD said so far this school year, there have been 95 bullying cases reported and investigated.

Most of those incidents were reported the traditional way, through a principal or school counselor.

But administrators would like these incidents to be reported their tip line.

It’s an idea parents and students came up with at the first IMPACT Tucson event last year.

The tip line number is (520)584-7680.

People can also report bullying online HERE: http://bit.ly/2o9VNwX

The team will do their own independent investigation if a bullying problem can't be resolved at the school or administrative level.

To learn more about IMPACT Tucson, click HERE: http://bit.ly/2nKPqNd

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