Editor's note: Last week, we asked readers to offer constructive solutions on how best to solve the Cuyahoga Falls City Schools' ongoing bullying issues. I submitted your comments to Superintendent Todd Nichols, and he offered the following message in response.
“The Cuyahoga Falls City School District is committed to a partnership with our parents and community to address the issues related to student behavior. We encourage all parents and students grades 7-12 to join us Monday, March 26. While the event won’t be an open forum, opportunities and next steps will be taken in the days, weeks, and months to follow. The next, and most immediate step, will be an administrative team meeting at which we will discuss the play (on Tuesday, March 27). We must recognize that these are community issues that spill into our schools; as such, we encourage a community reaction to the negative behaviors elicited by some of our youth.”
The free event Nichols is referring to is the "I Have a Secret" bullying prevention play, which will be held this Monday in the auditorium of at 6:30 p.m.
Following the stage performance, a guided discussion will be hosted by a panel of experts, who include: the Honorable Judge Linda Tucci-Teodosio, Cuyahoga Falls Chief of Police, Tom Pozza, and Sarah Moore, Partner, Roetzel and Andress.
HAPPY, a group comprised of members from , will also deliver a brief presentation to show how the student group at SMFHS works to prevent bullying.
For more information, contact the Cuyahoga Falls City School District Department of Pupil Services at 330-926-3800 ext. 502042.
To get the back story on the district's ongoing bullying issues, click through the following articles:
- School Officials, Parents Combat Bullying at Bolich Middle School
- Unreported BB Gun Incident Teaches Falls School Officials a Lesson
- Letter to the Editor: Bolich BB Gun Incident Could Have Been Avoided
- Your Comments Wanted on Bullying and Safety in Falls City Schools
- Bolich Students Protest Emily Deyoung Bullying Incident
- Bolich Middle School Protests Bring Swift Change to District's Bullying Policies
- Stow Schools to Join Cuyahoga Falls in 'I Have a Secret' Anti-Bullying Event