Rancho Cordova, California

The City of Rancho Cordova and Folsom Cordova Unified School District are hosting a “Say No to Bullying” event on Thursday, October 23rd, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mitchell Middle School, 2100 Zinfandel Drive.

The event includes a film screening of the film “BULLY” and a Q&A session with local school officials. The film focuses on emotionally intense topics and may not be suitable for young children. The film will be screened with English and Spanish subtitles.

Rancho Cordova joins over 200 other cities from across the country to recognize October as National Bullying Prevention Month in partnership with The U.S. Conference of Mayors and The BULLY Project.

Called the Mayors’ Campaign to End Bullying, the project aims to raise awareness, foster safe school climate, and work with experts from The BULLY Project to create effective responses to bullying in their local school districts.

 “According to The BULLY Project, 13 million kids will be bullied in the U.S. this year,” said Mayor Dan Skoglund. “I’m proud to take a stand against bullying by joining the Mayors’ Campaign to End Bullying. Our children deserve to be protected from harassment and bullying.”

The Folsom Cordova Unified School District has implemented a Districtwide bullying prevention and character education curriculum throughout its schools that supports a safe learning environment by teaching empathy, emotion management, communication and other skills that improve school climate.

“All students deserve the chance to go to school without the fear of being bullied,” said Superintendent Deborah Bettencourt. “Student safety is our top priority, and as a community, we all can play an important role in identifying and preventing bullying.”

 

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