Bellmore-Merrick CHSD Designated ‘No Place for Hate’ Schools

060818_np.jpg thumbnail117067
All six schools in the Central High School District have been selected as No Place for Hate Schools.

The Anti-Defamation League’s No Place for Hate initiative is a school climate improvement framework that provides Pre K-12 schools with an organizing framework for combating bias, bullying and hatred, leading to long-term solutions for creating and maintaining a positive climate. 

“The Ambassadors and One Voice One Message Committee led our schools along with school wide events such as Challenge Day,” said Deputy Superintendent Dr. Mara Bollettieri, who helped create the OVOM initiative, a districtwide, student led think tank that was created in March 2014 in response to the Dignity Act. Representatives from each school’s staff and students attended a breakfast on May 25 in New York City and were presented with their banners. 

“There is still much work to be done and more conversation and empathy building to do but we are working on solutions and helping our students grow as people,” Bollettieri added.