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Bullying guidelines get school-board committee's OK

Original post made on May 14, 2014

After 18 months of discussion, Palo Alto school board members appear to have reached agreement on a policy outlining steps to resolve bullying disputes.

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Posted by frustrated
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on May 14, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Why is Dora Dome more important than our elected board member Heidi Emberling? The whole relationship is insane, upside down, and improper. Camille Townsend has cultivated Dome as an ally instead of treating her as a contractor who carries out the will of the elected board. What should happen in this case is that Dome carries out the will of the board. She should not argue with Heidi Emberling about matters of policy preferences. If there is a legal reason that something Heidi wants is unlawful then that is one thing. But for Dome to come here and argue with our own elected rep on questions of policy is just astonishing.

How this should happen is that Dome should have said it sounds like you all have a policy disagreement over what the right thing is for your community and that there is a political process that should happen here for parents, board members, and teachers. Please let me know what you decide and I will help you draft that policy to your specifications.

Is Dora Dome our unelected 6th board member? Sure seems like it.

Heidi: your job is to stand up for your constituents. Tell Dome that she is out of her proper role and that you are not interested in her view of policy or how our children should be parented and disciplined.

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Posted by Arguments and more Arguments
a resident of Barron Park
on May 14, 2014 at 7:07 pm

Again our district is paying someone to disagree with her and argue in front of the public. Maybe it is a show they are putting so they take longer is making the policy.

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Posted by jhonnie
a resident of Downtown North
on May 15, 2014 at 1:28 am

I am hoping that this case will serve as an eye opener to anyone who have plan of doing things that may harm to anyone as well as themselves. We should always put in mind that everything we have done has it's same price that we'll be getting. And in line with this I wanted to suggest this site where I got the safety of my child. It’s a mobile safety App that has a relentless protection offers to all families. Check it here: Web Link

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Posted by Skung
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 15, 2014 at 4:22 am

Heidi Emberling has contributed very little to the bullying discussion. Her fixation on recess does nothing to corral the bullying discussion with no end. Emberling has demonstrated so little in her first 18 months on the board that I am surprised that anyone would object to Dora Dome jumping in and asserting her own inflated sense of worse in the bullying discussion. Dome is in the business of bullying. It pays her bill. More accurately, we pay her bills. All because the folks we elected lost control of this train so long ago. Do not elect more of the same again.

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