Pittsboro, NC — Chatham County Schools will be celebrating Bullying Prevention Month in October. Students will be participating in classroom lessons, dress-up days and signing pledges to stand up against bullying. Schools also focus on bully prevention throughout the year. Teachers are given the opportunity to make their classrooms a Safe Zone for students. Each school also has an anonymous bullying reporting form located on their webpages under the student and parent drop downs.
This year, Chatham County Schools Central Services will be participating in Unity Day 2015 by wearing ORANGE on Wednesday, October 21st. The theme for Unity Day is “Together Against Bullying – United for Kindness, Acceptance and Inclusion”. We are challenging our schools to participate as well and stand with us in bringing awareness to bully prevention by wearing ORANGE on Wednesday, October 21st. Post pictures on your website and on social media using the #CCSUnity. The school with the best picture of their celebration of Unity Day 2015 posted to your school’s website will be named “Champions of the Cause Against Bullying” and receive a school plaque. So, Chatham County Schools, get out your ORANGE, fire up your Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the #CCSUnity and stand with us against bullying.
The Chatham County Bully Prevention Task Force will also continue their efforts to bring attention to effects of bullying by working together to help find ways to support students and schools to prevent bullying. We will be taking our meetings on the road this school year so that we are more accessible to schools and communities. We hope that you will join us for our monthly meetings. Please see the schedule below. If you have questions, please contact Erica Perlow, BPTF Chair, at or Tracy Fowler, Executive Director of Student Services and Support Plans, or 919-542-6400.
Bully Prevention Task Force 2015 – 2016 Meetings
5 pm – 6:15 pm
October 13th – Chatham Central
November 10th – Chatham Middle
December 8th – Central Office South (Horton Middle)
January 12th – Pollard
February 9th – Bonlee
March 8th – Virginia Cross
April 12th – Northwood
May 10th – Central Office South (Horton Middle)