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The Mission of CUSD is to provide a safe, student-centered, high quality education to ALL students. 

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To provide, in cooperation with our families, an excellent, well-balanced education where students gain skills necessary for success in an ever-changing world. 


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October is Bullying Awareness Month

Bullying is about power.  The bully uses physical, social or psychological power to intentionally and repeatedly hurt, intimidate or humiliate another person.  The statistics about bullying are alarming.  Almost 20% of students report being bullied at some time during their schooling.  Students with disabilities are three times as likely to be the victims of bullying.  For students who are bullied, the likelihood of attempting suicide increases by a factor of three.


Sadly, both the bully and victim experience physical and emotional effects from the behavior.  One might ask, why then does the bully continue with the behavior?  The answer seems to be a disturbing mix of reasons. The bully often gains attention because of their behavior.  They feel powerful while they are bullying, and that compensates for feelings of inadequacy in other areas of their lives. In addition, in some cases, they are repeating behavior modeled by the adults in their lives. 


CUSD schools all have strong policies and programs to prevent bullying and intervene when it occurs.  The school-wide programs teach students appropriate social behavior to prevent bullying from happening, and useful responses to bullying.  The policies give staff the ability to react quickly and effectively when bullying occurs. Assemblies teach students about the impacts of bullying, and about the latest trend – cyber bullying.  Bullying happens in areas where adult supervision is lacking.  Cyber bullies take advantage of the internet’s ability to shield them from detection and consequences.


Why does bullying continue to be a problem?  Mainly because the victims rarely report the situation to someone with the power to intervene.  Studies show that bullied children only tell adults 30% of the time.  Many parents are unaware that the majority of victims of bullying, also engage in bullying behaviors. Understandably, it is difficult for parents to hear and accept that their child might be bullying others. Often times, parents become aware of a situation where their child is a victim, and the issue becomes clouded when evidence indicates the child might be both the bully and victim.  In addition, some parents find it hard to think that their child might act very differently when they are not around.  However, those statements are true, and responding appropriately is the only way to decrease bullying. 


What can be done?

  • Listen to your children.  Question them about how things are going at school and during social activities.  This is particularly important if they start behaving differently or experience health issues like difficulty sleeping, unusual headaches or stomachaches.
  • Disagreements and confrontations are not bullying.  Help your child learn to identify the difference between conflict and bullying.  Make sure they know how to act in both circumstances.
  • Immediately report allegations of bullying to the school.  Staff can only help if they know about the situation.
  • Talk to your child about appropriate behavior, and model it for them. 
  • Teach children to treat everyone with kindness. 
  • Help your child understand that one of the most powerful bullying interventions is when peers step in to support the victim (57% of bullying stops when a peer intervenes). 
  • Never suggest or condone violence as an option or solution to bullying.  
  • Closely monitor your child’s on-line activities.  Learn to use the apps they use, and how to preserve information through screen shots. It becomes vital evidence in finding and confronting the bully.
  • Do not directly confront a student bullying your child.  Find a third party (teacher, or principal) to have those conversations. Furthermore, do not confront the bully’s parents; those exchanges are never productive. 



Bullying has no place in our schools or our society.  By working together, we can help all our students feel safe and protected from bullies.


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CHS Parents can Help with District Funding

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2017-18 DRAFT LCAP

A public hearing regarding the 2017-18 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 4:00 PM. Click here to view the DRAFT version. 

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Regular Board Meeting - November 14, 2017 5:15 PM

Location: 745 Tenth St. Colusa, CA 95932 - Conference Room