Wyoming’s Goshen County adds Olweus program


BY: Tim McFarland
The Torrington Telegram
Goshen County School District No.1 started the Olweus program this year to help inform students, parents and teachers how to deal with bullying situations.

“Bullying is a huge problem in the state,” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jim McBride said during a Wyoming Signatures broadcast Thursday evening. “A quarter of all boys, and a third of all girls are bullied in the state. We can work at it, but we really have to nip it in the bud.”

In addition to Goshen County School’s program, McBride said parents and students can call the We-Tip hotline, 1-800-782-7463.

“With everyone’s help, we can conquer all bullying,” McBride said.

Bullying is only one topic in the Wyoming Education Summary that every newspaper subscriber in Wyoming received as a newspaper insert. McBride made the report available to inform Wyoming residents about what’s happening in the state’s education department.

“One team, One Effort” is the motto of the Wyoming Department of Education, and in the third edition of the annual summary, McBride said the students, parents, and educational professionals are working together. Full story.

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