For the City Times
Stevens Point Area Public School District announced on Monday it was selected to receive a grant of $3,000 from the 2017 United Against Bullying (UAB) Grant Program for an anti-bullying initiative.
The program is the social campaign of Safe Fleet, a provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles. The campaign provides school communities and organizations working with youth various tools, resources and funding, according to a press release from the district, “to help end bullying and empower young people to be kind, empathetic and successful.”
The district demonstrated a need to upgrade video equipment on district-owned buses in its proposal for the grant, according to the release. The funds will also “assist in building Positive Behavioral Invention and Supports (PBIS) that is currently used in school buildings and being implemented in the transportation department for the 2017-18 school year.”
“Being able to upgrade our equipment will allow our department to work more closely with schools to support the initiative to end bullying within the district, especially on the school bus,” said Brad Carriveau, director of transportation for the district.