03-28-06_Mabton school briefs
Mabton School District aims to stop bullying
MABTON - The Mabton School Board approved a contract with
For KidSake to study bullying in Mabton's schools.
"It's been a challenge to get teachers to understand
the behavior of bullying," Sandra Pasiero-Davis, Superintendent of Mabton
School District, told the Mabton School Board Monday night.
She said they are very few incidents but it does go on.
"It impedes the kids' progress," she said.
The For KidSake organization will be collecting and
analyzing data regarding bullying at Mabton's schools. The group will also
interview school staff and conduct workshops for staff, students and parents.
All reports will go to Pasiero-Davis.
"Teachers need to learn how to recognize bullying in
its early stages to stop it," she said.
The survey will happen immediately, according to
Computer upgrade OK'd
MABTON - Action taken by the Mabton School Board will allow
Benton REA to upgrade the Mabton School District's computer system, mainly the
server and the hardware.
Benton REA will provide regular maintenance to the school
district's server and apply security updates, verify log files to determine
future or current problems, and provide basic security measures to ensure the
safety of the server.
Benton REA will also provide administrative support. The
utility company will coordinate and oversee all computer hardware repair
resources, including selecting, directing, organizing, optimizing and
controlling all external computer hardware repair resources.
"Benton REA has been pivotal in getting us up to the
21st century," Mabton Superintendent Sandra Pasiero-Davis said.
Mabton new hires
MABTON - The Mabton School Board approved the hiring of two
David Pillers will be hired as the new high school assistant
track coach. He will be paid $2,734 for this position.
Shandee Sustaita was also approved for hire. She will become
an assistant coach for the high school softball team. Her salary will also be