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BCMS officially designated a “No Place for Hate”

Filed in BCMS, Student Spotlight by on May 17, 2018

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At the Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, May 16, BCMS Special Education teacher Megan Sanders announced that the middle school has been officially designated a “No Place for Hate.” The announcement came on the tails of the school receiving the recognition at an awards ceremony held at SUNY Albany Performing Arts Center that same day. 

“No Place for Hate” is a school climate improvement initiative from the Anti-Defamation League, a nationwide civil rights and human relations agency. The initiative provides schools with an organizing framework for combating bias, bullying and hatred, leading to long-term solutions for creating and maintaining a positive school climate so all students can thrive.

To be designated “No Place for Hate”, a school must complete the following:

  • Figure out the needs of your school
  • Form a No Place for Hate committee
  • Sign the “Resolution of Respect” or “No Place for Hate Promise”
  • Complete one A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute anti-bias or bullying prevention training program
  • Design and implement three school-wide anti-bias or bullying prevention activities

The goal of these steps is to build inclusive and safe school communities in which respect is the goal, and all students feel empowered to take a stand against hate and bullying.

Upon completing the required components, BCMS received a No Place for Hate banner that will be proudly displayed in the school.

Learn more by checking out the No Place for Hate website.