Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bullying survey spurs town action

Norwich Bulletin (Colchester, CT) October 24, 2011

"Students, parents, community groups and town and school officials in Colchester are putting the results of a recent town survey on bullying into action.
The April survey, given in April to students in grades 5-12 and offered on the town’s website garnered about 2,000 responses.
'We were very encouraged by the participation,' said Diane Hettrick, a resident who volunteered in 2010 to head the town’s anti-bullying task force. '(Bullying) is in the news all the time.'
The results of the survey, presented Tuesday to the Board of Education, will be shared with the Board of Selectmen next month.
In it, 58.6 percent of respondents said they feel bullying is a problem in Colchester, with 9 percent citing it as a 'big problem.'" Read More

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