Concerned parents will be rallying in hopes of improving the learning atmosphere in local elementary schools a week from today (Saturday).
Three mothers with children at west end Belleville schools hope others will join them in pressing the Hastings Prince Edward School Board to change
policies regarding “bullying” in the schools.
Cindy Hilts, Robyn Klimek, and Chemi Rhidar say aggressive children disrupting classes has become a widespread and serious problem throughout the
They don’t believe teachers and principals are taking appropriate action against bullying, and that the system should have more programs and counseling
for problem children, away from the regular classroom, so other students can learn in peace.
All three parents have had issues with their children being bullied, and all are unhappy with how school staff has handled the situations and communicated with them.
Hilts and Klimek believe life at elementary schools could be made much better by treating young students equally when it comes to sports and special activities.
They believe many kids are left out of activities because of “try outs” and a competitive process leading to just a few students being selected to participate.
Also, the mothers believe schools should allow parents to volunteer more at schools, saying many would love to get involved, but policy discourages volunteering from the outside.
The rally against bullying in schools will be held Saturday, February 25, from 11 to 1 at the Christian Fellowship Church, 333 Church Street in Belleville.
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