Cincinnati Public Schools’ board of education approved a $3 million settlement during Monday night’s board meeting and agreed to have its anti-bullying plan and bullying reporting program regularly monitored over the next two years.
The district will be working to improve its anti-bullying protocols during that time. Anti-bullying advocates like Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Julie Pautsch, who directs the university’s anti-bullying project, said many schools don’t track bullying. She said CPS’ new protocols could be a model for other districts across the country.
“This family is going to secure that for other students, this transparency,” Pautsch told The Enquirer. “And maybe it will help other school districts across the country realize that this is something that they should be looking into and maybe they’ll be held to that standard to be open, to be honest about what’s happening (to kids).”