Williamston schools implementing new bullying prevention program

By Eric Walters
Williamston Post staff writer

Next fall, Williamston’s elementary and middle schools will introduce a new bullying prevention program. The process began last year when Tanya Dupuis, the middle school’s former behavior coach, realized that bullying was dealt with in a reactive fashion. There was nothing in place to prevent bullying. Dupuis researched several programs, eventually choosing the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. John Travis, the current behavior coach, said that the Olweus program was picked because it has data to back up its claims.

The Olweus program has three main goals within four main components.