Bullying Prevention - Intervention Plan

The Auburn School Committee approved the District’s Bullying Prevention-Intervention Plan on December 20, 2010.  This plan was approved by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as indicated in a memo received from them dated March 17, 2011.  As required by DESE, this plan has been kept updated with the latest update being approved by the School Committee on August 13, 2014.

Please know that as a school community, we are committed to provide a safe environment in which our students can thrive, thus reaching their full potential.

If you have questions regarding this plan, please contact your child's school and speak with the building principal.

Thank you for your continued interest in and support of the Auburn Public Schools.

Draft of an Updated Version of the Auburn Public Schools Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan

This is a draft of an updated version of the Auburn Public Schools Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan.  Please send any comments or questions to Beth Chamberland, Superintendent of Schools, at echamberland@auburn.k12.ma.us.  Open comment and feedback will be available until May 17, 2022.

Bullying: A Guide for Parents

Dr. Elizabeth Englander is a Professor of Psychology, and the founder and Director of the Massachusetts Aggression 
Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.  She is a nationally recognized researcher and trainer in the field of childhood aggression, bullying and cyberbullying.  Dr. Englander has trained tens 
of thousands of teachers, students, and parent and community groups. She presents at many national conferences and is the author of dozens of journal articles and book chapters, including the book Understanding Violence.

Below are brochures that you may find helpful:

Summary of Bullying Prevention-Intervention Activities

As a school district, we believe that our students deserve to learn and grow in a physically and emotionally safe environment.  To that end, we have a Safety Team comprised of representatives of the police, fire and school departments.  This team meets regularly to assess our buildings and programs, offering suggestions for continued improvements. In addition, we have a Bullying Prevention-Intervention Plan in place, with myriad activities having taken place throughout the school year to regularly address this important topic.  Finally, our elementary and middle schools embrace the Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS) which promotes positive behaviors, with a team from Auburn High working with Dr. Poteat from Boston College on a comprehensive cutting-edge program for that level.