2012 Press Releases

For Immediate Release: July 11, 2012

Contact: Keith Hovis, 651.308.2252 or keith.hovis@state.mn.us

Bullying Prevention Task Force to Hold Listening Session in Metro

Tonight, a metro community listening session will be held at the Minneapolis Public Schools Community Education Services Building. This will be the seventh listening session held by the task force. Members of the Governor’s Task Force for the Prevention of Bullying are convening listening sessions across the state to hear from Minnesota students, educators and community members on the issue of bullying and school climate.

The listening session will be convened by members of the Task Force. The listening session will take place at the Minneapolis Public Schools Community Education Services Building and offer community members an opportunity to weigh in on this important issue.

Created through executive order by Governor Dayton, the task force is comprised of 15 members charged with examining best practices and policies that currently exist to prevent bullying. The panel is further tasked with providing future recommendations to the Governor and the legislature on this subject. The listening sessions will provide the opportunity for stakeholders to provide information and insight to task force members that will inform the group’s final recommendations to Governor Dayton and the legislature.

Members of the taskforce include the Commissioners of the Department of Education, the Department of Human Rights and members of the legislature. Governor Dayton also appointed additional members with experience or expertise in psychology, education, pediatrics and anti-bullying advocacy.

What: Governor’s Task Force for the Prevention of Bullying Listening Session

Who: Task Force members

When: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

Where: Minneapolis Public Schools Community Education Services Building, Room 140-Testing Center, 2225 East Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407.