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Mabton School Board Briefs

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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 Pasiero-Davis.

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 new coaches.

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 $2,734.

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