The Anoka-Hennepin School District is committed to creating an inclusive and positive climate in all of our schools, where all students feel comfortable, safe, and ready to learn.
Vision and Mission
The Task Force holds a shared vision with Anoka-Hennepin's core values including:
- Respect: to show consideration for self, others and property
- Responsibility: to carry out obligations in a dependable manner; to acknowledge the consequences and rewards of one's choices; to contribute to society.
- Appreciation of Diversity: to recognize and honor the dignity of each individual; to celebrate differences among culture, gender, ability; to work cooperatively with others and to resolve conflicts.
- Integrity: to display honesty, perseverance, confidence and pride, trustworthiness, and the courage of one's convictions.
- Compassion: to show empathy, generosity, kindness, patience and sensitivity.
The Task Force mission is to keep
all students safe.
Charge of the Task Force:
Bring forth concerns of students and parents related to harassment incidents and the district's overall climate
Recommend strategies to prevent harassment and improve the educational climate
Outreach strategies to parents and families to build awareness around, address concerns related to, and gain feedback regarding the district's anti-harassment efforts
The 2012-13 Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harassment Task Force includes student, parent, teacher, administrator and community involvement to advise the district regarding how best to foster a positive educational climate free of harassment.
Jennifer Cherry, Title IX/Equity coordinator, coordinates and schedules task force meetings and work. Outside experts trained in the Art of Hosting practices, Dawn Ellison and Paula Forbes, facilitate the task force meetings.
A summary Task Force report will be completed and presented to the school board no later than June 30, 2013. The district will carefully consider the findings and recommendations of the task force.