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.

Program Highlights

  • Brooks Gibbs

    Brooks Gibbs, whose anti-bullying videos have been viewed by millions of people, visited all four middle and high schools through a partnership between the Ken-Ton School District and the foundation Devin's Message.

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  • Trauma-Informed Practices

    Through a partnership with the UB Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care, the Ken-Ton School District will be among the first in WNY to implement a comprehensive district-wide framework of trauma-informed practices.

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  • WEB (Where Everybody Belongs)

    Staff and students at Franklin Middle School and Hoover Middle School have worked to create a school environment “Where Everybody Belongs” through the innovative WEB program.

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  • LINK Crew

    Both high schools, Kenmore East and Kemore West, offer the LINK Crew Program which provides a peer-to-peer orientation, transition, and mentoring framework for newcomers.

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  • Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS)

    All schools have a Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) program dedicated to advancing character education and expectations through proactive engagement and positive reinforcement.

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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:
     
    • 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
     
    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.
     

Dignity for All Students Act Coordinators

  • In accordance with the district's Dignity for All Students Policy, each school in the District will designate at least one employee holding licenses or certifications as required by the Commissioner to serve as the Dignity Act Coordinator (DAC). Each DAC will be thoroughly trained to handle human relations in the areas of race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or expression), and sex. Training will also be provided for DACs which addresses: the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination, including, but not limited that to, those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, and sex; the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying, and discrimination; and strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias, and aggression in educational settings. All DAC appointments will be approved by the Board.
     
    You can identify each school's Dignity Act Coordinator and find contact information at www.ktufsd.org/DASA.

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