I remember walking down a hall in Junior High in the middle of Kansas. My friend Tim and I would walk the long hall, and way too often, someone would come up behind Tim and punch his books out of his hands. Papers would fly; books would scatter.
… would be shouted by the bully as he walked off — triumphant in whatever game he thought he was playing.
Thirty years on, I can still picture it in detail. It was terrible.
I wish bullying was some artifact relegated to my teenage years and a John Hughes movie, but it seems to be alive and well in Park City in 2023.
I’m hearing from parents that their kids are being bullied in Park City schools, and nothing is being done. Worse, I am hearing that school district officials have been notified and are not intervening. Instead, officials are offering platitudes.
If your child is experiencing this, they aren’t alone. There are asshole kids, asshole parents, and teachers and administrators who sometimes don’t do much about it.
I’ve met with parents who are organizing to stop this behavior in Park City schools. If you are having trouble and would like to be put in contact with parents who have children in similar circumstances, please reach out to me at . I will put you in contact with people who are having similar issues and want to make a change.
I know it’s not easy. However, together, we can make things better.