The board of education at North Platte Public Schools will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Monday to review the school district’s policy on bullying.

The hearing is required by state law to be held each year.

Nebraska statute defines bullying as “an ongoing pattern of physical, verbal or electronic abuse.” The district policy states the no bullying complaints will be ignored.

Bullying may result in suspension, expulsion, mandatory reassignment, and discipline to the extent permitted by law, the policy says.

You can read the complete policy at this link: Public Meeting Agenda: June 10, 2024 at 5:30 PM – Bullying Hearing Policy #5054 – Sparq Meetings (

Parental involvement too

The school board will also hold a public hearing on the policy on parental involvement in classroom activities at about the same time Monday.

The policy says that “parents/guardians will be provided access, as described in district procedures, to district-approved textbooks and other curricular materials and tests.” An exception is state required assessment. Students do not have to take a state assessment, but they will receive the lowest possible score if they skip it.

The policy also says that parents/guardians are permitted to attend and observe courses, assemblies, counseling sessions, and other instructional activities, so long as they are not disruptive of the activity.

The full policy is here: Public Meeting Agenda: June 10, 2024 at 5:30 PM – Parent Involvement Hearing Policy #5018 – Sparq Meetings (

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