School Board.Oct.2019

School board declares “Hands & Words Are Not for Hurting” Week
Posted on 10/16/2019

Among other business at Monday’s School Board meeting, chair Larry Vollmer declared October 13 - 19 to be “Hands & Words Are Not for Hurting” in the McMinnville School District. The official proclamation reads:

WHEREAS, a community without abuse and violence is a dream we all share; and

WHEREAS, we acknowledge that any form of mistreatment of another is abuse; and

WHEREAS, abuse can be in the form of verbal, mental or physical, and often escalates to further violence; and

WHEREAS, we believe that all people have the right to live free of abuse and violence; and

WHEREAS, we believe that every person can make a difference in stopping abuse and violence by not using either action to control others, by not tolerating any form of abuse to oneself or others, and by developing healthy relationships based on respect and equality; and

WHEREAS, we recognize and support the efforts of District staff and our community in promoting respect and equality for all people, teaching conflict resolution behaviors, and helping students learn how to stop abusive cycles; and we recognize the Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project as an effective tool in abuse and violence prevention education:

NOW, THEREFORE, the Board of Directors of McMinnville School District, together with communities around the country and overseas, does hereby proclaim October 13-19, 2019 as our 14th annual HANDS & WORDS ARE NOT FOR HURTING WEEK in the McMinnville School District, and we urge all citizens to join Hands and unite as a family and community pledging: "I Will Not Use My Hands Or My Words For Hurting Myself Or Others."

The Student Reports featured Duniway students demonstrating collaboration strategies in math with school board members.

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