The School Board of Broward County has approved the District’s comprehensive Anti-Bullying Policy 5.9. The policy was designed with the assistance of the District’s Office of Prevention Programs and Student Support Services, under the Safe Schools Healthy Students Grant initiative to help ensure all of our students and staff can feel safe and respected while attending school.
A key piece of the Policy is its requirement that each and every school have a Prevention Liaison. The Prevention Liaison is responsible for the dissemination of prevention curriculum related to the four strands of prevention – violence prevention (the Bullying Policy, etc), substance abuse prevention, instructional strategies, as well as health and wellness. The Prevention Liaison is provided prevention resources by the Office of Prevention to help them train their school staff, students and parents on these essential topics.
Each school also has an Investigative Designee who handles the receipt and investigation of all bullying complaints. The Prevention Liaison is not to be confused with the Investigative Designee, to help make their roles more clear, please see the chart below: