Families Against Bullying, Birdville Independent School District
We have received our first story submission! I commend Stacy Dorman for submitting her family's heart-wrenching story. What her family experiences every school day is brutal- even more brutal is her family is one of many who have come to find the bigger problem is the lack of effective action from the school staff and Birdville Independent School District's administration.
You can read her story below and on the BISD page.
Please view this newscast, aired on 4/20/10, and show your support to the Carmichael Family by signing their petition for Ant-Bullying legislature. The petition drive will be hosted by Pumpkin Patch Daycare in Joshua. Jon's family is seeking 1 million signatures.
Texas needs this legislature, families need relief.
God bless your efforts Carmichaels!
Thank you for your patience. Please know, the site will be under construction over the next weeks. We will be adding and editing throughout the creation process. Please contact us at NorthTexasFAB@gmail.com if you would like to contribute material or ideas! As is everything we do, this is a community effort.
Thank you for visiting!
Familes Against Bullying (FAB) is a brand new organization with humble beginnings in the Mid-Cities / Birdville Independent School District of the Dallas/Fort Worth areas. We are simply a few families who were brought together from our common experiences. Those experiences all include bullying and worse- the bigger picture. Through networking and researching we have found there is serious lack of policy; lack of implentation of existing policy; lack of state legislature and abundant ignoring of federal laws taking place in our (and surrounding school districts).
By working together we learn more and more everyday how we can better serve our children and communities AND how we can encourage our schools to do the same. It is always our effort to be a part of the solution. We are not about fighting the "system," however- we are about improving it.
We want to invite you personally to join our meetings. Meetings will be posted in advance both here and on our Facebook page. While we do need a lot of help, we will not "enlist" you for duty unless you are excited and willing. Please know that your mere attendance and your fellowship with the other parents will be uplifting to them and I hope for you.
Other than uplifting fellowship, we are working toward lobbying Texas
legislature; lobbying the school Board; lobbying
TEA; some of us are filing grievances with the U.S. Department of Education
(these are cases where civil rights have been violated); some are working
toward a class action lawsuit; more than you might know are facing their own
legal battles instigated by school districts.
In short, we are here and we are working hard. We may not be able to fix
things immediately, but we're not backing off. Even once things improve, we
will still be here.
Thank you, again, for visiting. We look forward to hearing from and seeing you. Meanwhile, it is our sincere hope that you find our site informative and encouraging.
With Infinite Support,
Mother, Neighbor, Citizen and one of the Founding Members of FAB