Letter from Mr. Tyler to Secondary Parents

  • Parents,
    I hope this email finds you well. So many of you are skilled at sharing information on social media and I hope you will help me share this message throughout our community. This is very important to me and our school children and I want to thank you in advance for considering it. 
    I have spoken many times about my zero tolerance for bullying in our schools. The challenge is finding the courage to report it. It's hard and I understand. I was once a child myself. Students often fear that reporting a bully will lead to more and bigger confrontations. Some of our schools have done a good job with anonymous reporting opportunities but we hope we have a system-wide solution in the program: "OneVoice". 
    Earlier this week your child was introduced to the “OneVoice” program. It’s a program we have in place at ALL of our schools. Students AND parents can use it. You can use it via text or web to anonymously report acts of bullying, aggression, violence, drugs or other abusive or illegal concerns. If using the program by text, you must use your school’s code. You can find a list of codes here http://www.bcbe.org/onevoice. If using the website, you can easily select the school to which you want the complaint to go. 
    Once submitted, the complaint goes to all my administrators at that school who have been instructed to take the proper actions. It also provides a system of accountability for us to track and make sure we are engaging these issues in a timely and effective manner.
    Please take a moment to watch the following videos which include an intro to the program and a “how to” video that will show you how simple it is to make your voice heard. You can find those videos here https://vimeo.com/bcbe/onevoicehs. You will also find a link to the “OneVoice” program on each of our school’s website home pages and on the county website.
    It is my wish that none of our students have to use this link but I want each and every one of our children to feel safe in our schools. I believe we can stop abusive issues when they shine a light on them and partner together. 

    Thank you for your help in sharing this information.
    For more on the One Voice program, visit http://www.bcbe.org/onevoice.
    Eddie Tyler,
    #BaldwinProud #Community Strong

BCBE OneVoice Secondary Video