By: TAYLOR LAMBERT
To raise awareness about bullying, Benicia High has made the decision to sell Anti-Bullying shirts for $10 dollars. Principal Kleinshmidt has said that money produced by the shirts is being put towards the PBIS funds. The shirts are orange and if enough are sold the money will go to anti-bullying organizations or go towards awareness assemblies. The school is planning future events so that awareness will spread beyond just October, which is National Bullying Awareness month. At the September staff meeting, staff were taught to inform teachers about bullying, how to prevent it, and how to address it in a school setting. The school made an effort to make the cost of the shirts as low as possible, shirts are made for $7 so the profit isn’t extensive. Cheaper products are being considered and may make an appearance at the next anti-bullying event. Sources of Strength is a club and organization on campus that helps with bullying, mental health, physical health, and they provide outlets for anyone needing a little extra help mentally or otherwise. Currently there are no anti-bullying assemblies planned, but the school continues to look for and review possible programs for the school. Clubs are also available on campus to raise awareness and prevent bullying. These along with the shirts are just a few ways that the school is pushing for a more accepting and kind learning environment.