The Huffman ISD board members heard a plea against bullying during their March meeting. Several students and parents were present to hear and support Emily Endsley as she spoke about kids bullying kids and creating a plan of action.
Endsley came to the podium urging the board members to change policies and hold students accountable for bullying. She described a young boy within the district, a 12-year-old student with autism and cerebral palsy, who was jumped at school. More needs to be done to help the families involved and to prevent this from happening in the future, she said.
“I stand for attention to this issue,” she said.
There is a petition circulating to ensure something is done about bullying within the district.
PBK, an architectural and engineering design firm, was hired by the board for an upcoming project.
Tim Brittain, chief financial officer for the district, gave the operations report. “During the recent ice storm, the stadium, ag pavilion and several other buildings sustained damage. These facilities are operational and insurance should cover the damages; however, we have, not unlike others in the area, experienced a shortage of parts to fix some of the breaks.”
Dr. Joel Nolte stated that the district will be changing some of the curriculum, would be undergoing navigation changes, browser enhancements and language changes to include gender-neutral pronouns.
For more details on the anti-bullying petition, see change.org/p/huffman-isd-helping-eli-hold-huffman-isd-accountable?recruiter=15553470&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&utm_term=psf_combo_share_abi&recruited_by_id=56ecaba0-131e-0130-bc66-3c764e044346&utm_content=fht-28166966-en-us%3A2.
The next Huffman ISD meeting is scheduled for April 26 in the Huffman Administration Building at 7 p.m.