Character Education & Bullying Prevention
Welcome to the Ken-Ton School District's Character Education & Bullying Prevention Page. Here, you will find information on programs and activities taking place in all nine Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda UFSD schools that promote positive behaviors and a safe and supportive school environment, as well as initiatives to support social-emotional wellness. You will also find information on what you can do to respond to and report bullying.
The Bullying Incident Reporting Form provides a way for anyone to report instances of harassment, bullying, and/or discrimination against students either in school or out of school, and to do so anonymously if they choose. This form may be used by:
This information is confidential and will be shared with the school principal, Dignity Act Coordinator, and (for incidents involving a student or students at the high school level) the School Resource Officer for immediate investigation and follow-up. Please provide as much information as you can so that the problem can be addressed directly.
- Students who have been subjected to harassment, bullying, and/or discrimination
- Parents/guardians whose children have been subjected to harassment, bullying, and/or discrimination
- Anyone who has observed or has been told of harassment, bullying, and/or discrimination against a student or students
Dignity for All Students Act Coordinators
In accordance with the district's Dignity for All Students Policy, each school has a Dignity Act Coordinator (DAC) who holds the licenses and/or certifications required by the NYS Commissioner of Education and who is thoroughly trained in responding to and investigating instances of harassment, bullying, and discrimination.School Dignity Act Coordinators for the 2019-2020 school year are:
The district's Dignity for All Students Policy addresses expectations, the role of the Dignity Act Coordinator, training/awareness, the reporting/investigation process, and more.More information on the NYS Dignity for All Students Act can be found at www.p12.nysed.gov/dignityact.
- Patricia Busch, Kenmore East (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Nadine Brown, Kenmore West (email@example.com)
- Cindy Backlund, Franklin Middle School (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Kathy Vittum, Hoover Middle School (email@example.com)
- Cecelia Bauer, Edison Elementary (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Michelle Melligan, Franklin Elementary (email@example.com)
- Kristina Pieczonka, Holmes Elementary (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Alana DePoint, Hoover Elementary (email@example.com)
- Cathy Miller, Lindbergh Elementary (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Ann Blenk & Kevin Kruger, Big Picture Program (email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org)
News & Headlines
Students at Kenmore West High School won second place at this year’s BAND Against Bullying competition at UB’s Center for the Arts.
Each month, Lindbergh Elementary features a different character trait with activities incorporated to promote it. December’s theme is "Friendship."
Hoover Elementary School has taken part in the Sandy Hook Promise by promoting a compliment challenge throughout the school.