Anti-Bullying Grant

Wynford Local Schools is proud to announce they have been selected to receive a grant of 2,500 given by the 2017 United Against Bullying (UAB) Grant Program for an anti-bullying initiative.

The program is the social campaign of Safe Fleet, the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles. They offer school communities and organizations working with youth tools, resources, and funding to help end bullying and empower young people to be kind, empathetic and successful.

Wynford Local School's winning proposal included purchasing of school bus cameras as well as driver training in the Leader in Me program. The school bus drivers will be participating in a R.I.D.E. (Resolving Issues Drivers Encounter) program to learn about ways to resolve student conflict and bullying issues.

"With this grant money we will be able to continue our efforts to reduce bullying on the school bus" said Andy Schiefer, Transportation Supervisor. "One of the most vulnerable times for our students who are bullied is on the school bus. We must take a proactive approach to eliminate it before it happens. With the installation of cameras and through driver training, we hope to create a safe environment for transporting students."