Cedar Lee Theatre screens new documentary “Bully” for CH-UH Staff
In recognition of the detrimental impact that bullying can have on a child's ability to learn and to feel safe in school, the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District partnered with the Cedar Lee Theatre to host a private screening of the new documentary, “Bully,” for district staff.
Approximately 50 staff members representing the elementary, middle, and high schools attended the screening on April 26. Facing History, an organization that encourages youth responsibility, facilitated a post-screening discussion for staff members.
“The opportunity to add to the staff's understanding and awareness of bullying by viewing this powerful documentary was an important step toward improving our efforts to address bullying in our schools,” said Jeffrey W. Johnston, CH-UH director of student service. “We were excited to see the diverse group of staff members from all levels participate in this screening.”
“We appreciate the efforts of staff from the Department of Student Services and the Cedar Lee Theatre to initiate and organize the screening,” said Karen Jones, school board president. “It was another opportunity for our staff to discuss best practices for bullying prevention and bond outside of school.”
This year, the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District initiated the Tiger Proud & Bully Free process to address the important issue of bullying in school. A team comprising district social workers, teachers and program specialists joined together to create an incident form for reporting any type of bullying in school, and a parent resource guide containing bullying resources for students, parents and staff.
Angee Shaker is director of communications for Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.