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Concerned Parent Addresses Lack of Response to Bullying

Concerned Parent Addresses Lack of Response to Bullying Incident

At a board of directors meeting in a Bethlehem Area School District, Tony Saraceng told the group the story of his daughter and her struggles as a victim of bullying.

According to WFMZ,com, Saraceng said the Pennsylvania district's bullying policy is a well-written document, but he is frustrated that after repeated attempts to receive a report on the incident from the district, the problem still remains unresolved. 

"Every step of the way, I have to initiate the dialogue," he said. Now with only two weeks remaining before the first day of school, the incident still hasn't been addressed, even after meetings with the assistant principal beginning three days after the incident and including follow-ups afterward. Saraceng told directors his daughter is apprehensive about returning to school, and he urged the directors to hold administrators "accountable" for this issue.

"I'm very disappointed to hear there has been no resolution to this," said director Eugene McKeon. McKeon asked Superintendent Joseph Roy to provide for the next board meeting a report on what happened. 

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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