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Marty Mimmack:

Marty Mimmack visited many of our schools.  This motivational speaker mixes disability acceptance with anti-bullying message.  Marty was born without arms and as a child with disabilities he was the target of bullying.  But now he shares a message of confidence and acceptance, “The more confident you are the more able you are to deal with challenges and frustrations.”

Joel Penton
Joel Penton

Joel Penton spoke at several of our schools.  His relevant approach to teen issues focuses on the POSITIVE results of good decisions instead of the NEGATIVE consequences of poor choices.  Joel inspired our students with his stories of personal trials and subsequent triumphs that he says are proof that ordinary people can accomplish great things by simply following through with their commitments.


Pritchard 7Dr Michael Pritchard

Dr. Michael Pritchard spoke in assemblies at all three LMUSD Middle Schools. Bullying is nothing to laugh about but Dr. Pritchard used humor, and his amazing skill with sound effects, to take on the tough subject. He used a mixture of laughter at straight talk to open things up, but the assembly took a somber turn when he asked members of the audience to share their experiences of bullying and the effects it has had on them. His visit was sponsored in in part by the Board of Education, the Five Cities Diversity Coalition, the cities of Arroyo Grande and Pismo Beach, as well as the County of San Luis Obispo.


Bullying Complaint Forms

“Bullying” means any severe or pervasive physical or verbal act or conduct, including communications made in writing or by means of an electronic act directed toward one or more pupils that has or can be reasonable predicted to have the effect of one or more of the following:

(a) Placing a reasonable pupil or pupils in fear of harm to that pupil’s or those pupils’ person or property.

(b) Causing a reasonable pupil to experience a substantially detrimental effect on his or her physical or mental health.

(c) Causing a reasonable pupil to experience substantial interference with his or her academic performance.

(d) Causing a reasonable pupil to experience substantial interference with his or her ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities or privileges provided by a school.

(i) “Electronic act” means the creation and transmission of a communication originated on or off school site, by means of an electronic act, including but not limited to a message, text, sound or image, or a post on a social network internet website.

(ii) “Reasonable pupil” means a pupil, including but not limited to an exceptional needs pupil who exercises average care, skill and judgment in conduct for a person of his or her age, or for a person of his or her age with his or her exceptional needs. (CA EC § 48900.)

To see a copy of the Board Policy on Bullying Click Here


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