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Task Force on Bullying To Host Meetings

Posted Date: 06/10/2019

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The Task Force on Bullying will host six listening tours across the state. All of the meetings will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to attend, and there will be a public comment session offered at each regional site meeting. The meetings will include presentations on bullying and bullying statistics and data.

Regional site meetings are:

  • June 18th, Garden City
  • August 5, Smokey Hill Salina
  • September 25th, Greenbush, Girard
  • November 6th, Greenbush, Lawrence
  • December 2nd, TBD Topeka or Greenbush Lawrence

The Blue Ribbon Task Force on Bullying is co-chaired by Dr. Rick Ginsberg, dean of the University of Kansas School of Education, and James Regier, superintendent of Whitewater-Remington Unified School District 206. There are 37 members serving on the task force, including teachers, business leaders, Kansas State Board of Education members, mental health facilitators, school administrators, a member of the Kansas Senate, parents, organization leaders and more.

The information gathered during the listening tours will be compiled and used to develop recommendations to present to the State Board of Education later this year.

Anyone – from parents and educators to community members, organization leaders and members of the media - can attend the task force meetings. Public input can be submitted in writing or presented verbally. Written comments, which will be read during the public comment session, can be submitted to Amy Martin one week prior to the scheduled meeting via email at Written input must include the person’s name, address and county of residence.

Attendees wanting to make verbal comments during a meeting must sign in on the “Public Comment” sign-in sheet at the meeting. Each person will have three minutes to make verbal comments. Please provide the task force a written copy of verbal comments.

For a listing of task force members or additional information about the task force, visit

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