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Bullying At Alton Central School (ACS), N. H. Raises Its Vicious, Ugly Head Again. It Is Endemic To This School.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Yet again it has hit close to home.

I will not divulge too much right now …

Yet again this is not restricted to peer-to-peer bullying between kids.

But meticulous records are being kept and there is much happening yet again.

After months of apathy, as I had already mentioned, there has been a sudden spurt of interest
at the ACS School Board and bullying.

Here are the latest stats.

Click to ENLARGE.

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I think there is a culture of bullying at ACS.

Alton Central School (ACS), N. H.: Bullying Does Not Seem To Be Isolated. Another Mother Writes …

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> ACS bullying ‘issue’, independent investigation …
>>June 22, 2013.

>> NO student driven assemblies in 2012 – 2013 — June 11, 2013.
>> Much has happened behind the scenes — May 31, 2013.
>> ACS Board dragging heels re. bullying issue … — May 21, 2013.
>> ACS 8th Grader Claims That Bullying Is Alive And Well At ACS
>> — Apr. 5, 2013.


Deanna got this via Facebook yesterday
when she reposted my ACS bullying update post.

I have, of course, removed all names from this correspondence.


I wish the school would do something about the bullying! It’s terrible! Not only was xxxxx bullied by a boy with him threatening to smear PB in her face even though he knew she was allergic to it, he then decided on retribution when he was talked to, which entailed him going around the school telling kids terrible things about xxxxx. I called the AP and left a message … which after three days he never returned! Now, here it is … school is out and he got away with it! UGH! Frustrating to say the least!

Key:
PB = peanut butter
AP = Assistant Principal, Mikel LaChapell


I just find this amazing at multiple level.

There seems to be an arrogant air of indifference when it comes to bullying. I don’t know the AP. I miss Steve Ross. Though we once had major ‘differences’ you could always rely on Steve.

I wish the parents were more vocal on this issue. This has got to stop. This bullying is really harming our kids.

Well more grist to the mill.

Alton Central School (ACS), N. H. Bullying ‘Issue’ — Independent, 3rd Party Investigative Hearing On Last Day Of School.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


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Related posts:
>> NO student driven assemblies in 2012 – 2013 — June 11, 2013.
>> Much has happened behind the scenes — May 31, 2013.
>> ACS Board dragging heels re. bullying issue … — May 21, 2013.
>> ACS 8th Grader Claims That Bullying Is Alive And Well At ACS
>> — Apr. 5, 2013.


As I said in my last post things have taken a very ironic, BUT equally very serious, twist.

The bullying issue has now transcended kids and peer-to-peer bullying. This was the same issue that we had 2 years ago. Hence why I am so involved in this. We have skin in this issue.

I am not going to divulge much — if any.

I do believe that all are innocent until credibly found guilty.

I will convey this much BECAUSE Alton parents and taxpayer should know.

The Alton School Board, at the behest of the Superintendent, authorized HIRING an independent, 3rd party investigator, from Concord (though not somebody that works for the State), to conduct a ‘full’ investigation.

The process is underway. The 8th grader who brought up this whole issue, along with her parents, met with the investigator this last week — the last week of school.

The investigator will be meeting with others.

However, the findings of the investigator are confidential and will only be seen by the Superintendent and the School Board.

So this is all internal, confidential and ‘closed group’. Possibility that there might have been a further twist during the interview. Somebody else might have been implicated.

Now from what I hear many of the 2012 – 2013 ACS 8th graders KNOW about this investigation, who is being investigated and why! So do their parents.

But, of course, most of the rest of Alton is in the dark — and I do agree with this.

My concern is what happens when the investigation, paid for by taxpayers, is concluded.

Should folks of Alton be told — at a MINIMUM that such an investigation took place, this is what it cost and this is what it found.

I think that that would be fair.

If the person, or now persons, implicated are exonerated, that is worth knowing. And those folks should not have an issue. They were found not to have done any wrong. That would be good to know. A kind of ‘vote of confidence’.

If some fault was found then we should also know! I am just throwing this out here so you can make up your minds.

No Student Driven Assembly In 2012 – 2013, By Alton Central (ACS) Bullying ‘Issue’ Takes An Interesting But Ironic Twist.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
>> Much has happened behind the scenes — May 31, 2013.
>> ACS Board dragging heels re. bullying issue … — May 21, 2013.
>> ACS 8th Grader Claims That Bullying Is Alive And Well At ACS
>> — Apr. 5, 2013.


Next week is the last week of the Alton Central 2012 – 2013 school year.

Suffice to say that despite all our entreaties the ACS Administration, as is invariably the case in such matters, dug their heels and got their own way — though the superintendent, as far as I can see, is still short of credible, convincing documentation, from MORE than one source, to back their claims that student-led assemblies to discuss bullying is a terrible idea.

However, something interesting and ironic has come to pass — though I, like the mother involved, do not think that anything of import will happen as a result.

Yes, I concede the Administration won. Bully for them!

But, a few of us are still on the case. Oh, and yes, the ACS School Board met in NON-Public Session for nearly 50 minutes on this, though, of course, YOU are not privy to what took place. SMILE.

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