Mass. school heads must address worker's bullying charges

Friday, July 19, 2013

The Manchester Essex Regional School District, like other school systems across Cape Ann and across the state, have put a lot of time and energy in recent years into developing policies regarding how to recognize and respond to any alleged bullying among students, whether in school or even at home, when students can text, tweet, or exchange some of their harshest words on line.

And those policies include mandates for teachers and other school personnel to report such cases when they do arise – and they do, in virtually all of our schools.

But Manchester Essex school officials now owe it to their own school community and, really, to all residents of both towns that they will also respond appropriately when one staffer raises what amounts to bullying allegations on the part of her own departmental supervisor.

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