This month's dilemma:
A Bullish Board DemandScenario:
A board member has a 12-year-old nephew in another state who commits suicide in response to persistent bullying. The board member insists the district should require every student in grades K-8 to participate in an anti-bullying curriculum for 30 minutes a week. He contends student safety is the one priority that trumps academic achievement. At a public meeting, he says the superintendent would be “ethically remiss” for not tackling this problem — even if it means cutting out time from academics. How should the superintendent respond? Read our panelists' responses here.