NICE School Board shares efforts to combat bullying

The NICE Community School Board
The NICE Community School Board(Jerry Tudor WLUC TV6)
Published: May. 16, 2022 at 8:55 PM EDT
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ISHPEMING TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - The NICE Community School District updated the public on efforts to combat bullying during a regular meeting Monday night.

This was the first school board meeting since a student died by suicide last month at Aspen Ridge.

Superintendent Bryan DeAugustine spoke to the board and the public about efforts to combat bullying. School staff and officials have been reviewing the school’s bullying policy, and working towards hiring a new counselor, and dedicated police officer.

“After being through a tragedy like the one that we experienced, we really want to look at our systems and our protocols and procedures and make sure that we are doing things right so that we don’t miss something that perhaps we could foresee and it’s really important for us to make sure that we examine everything that’s happening in all our buildings from top to bottom,” DeAugustine said.

DeAugustine also mentioned a successful discussion recently between the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office, educators, and about 40 junior and senior students from Marquette and Alger county about bullying and social media.

Prior to the start of the school board meeting, they held a moment of silence for everything the district has been through in the past few weeks.

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