How to talk about bullying

Parents, school staff, and other caring adults have a role to play in preventing bullying. They can:

  • Help kids understand bullying. Talk about what bullying is and how to stand up to it safely. Tell kids bullying is unacceptable. Make sure kids know how to get help.
  • Keep the lines of communication open. Check in with kids often. Listen to them. Know their friends, ask about school, and understand their concerns.
  • Encourage kids to do what they love. Special activities, interests, and hobbies can boost confidence, help kids make friends, and protect them from bullying behavior.
  • Model how to treat others with kindness and respect. More information can be found at

District Bullying Policy


Bullying Hotline  918-322-9500 x233


Student Reporting

Students are encouraged to inform school personnel if they are the target of or a witness to bullying.  To make a report, students should notify a teacher, counselor, or principal.  The employee will give the student an official report form, and will help the student complete the form, if needed. 

Students are encouraged to report if they are the taget of or witness to bullying.

Coordinator and Site Investigators

District Bullying Coordinator
Chad Coomer  918-322-9500 x589


High School Investigator  Middle School Investigators Elementary Investigators

Matt Hilburn  x597

Ginnie Ishmael x340
Michelle Cole  x532
Anje Newnam x336

Pete Bell  x541
Kelli Edwards  x542 
Sandy Sams  x519

Bullying Investigation

Students may make an anonymous report of bullying, and such report will be investigated as thoroughly as possible.  However, it is often difficult to fully investigate claims which are made anonymously and disciplinary action cannot be taken against a bully solely on the basis of an anonymous report.

Policy and Parental Responsibilities

All parents/guardians will be informed in writing of the district’s program to stop bullying and will be given a copy of this policy upon request.  An administrative response to a reported act of bullying may involve certain actions to be taken by parents.  Parents will be informed of the program and the means for students to report bullying acts toward them or other students.   They will also be told that to help prevent bullying at school they should encourage their children to:

  • Report bullying when it occurs;
  • Take advantage of opportunities to talk to their children about bullying;
  • Inform the school immediately if they think their child is being bullied or is bullying other students;
  • Watch for symptoms that their child may be a target of bullying and report those symptoms; and
  • Cooperate fully with school personnel in identifying and resolving incidents.

Bullying Prevention Education

Parents may access the following courses with user name "Parent" and password "Parent":

Bullying Recognition and Response (K-12 Primer)
Online Safety: Cyberbullying (Full Course)





  • Glenpool Public Schools
  • Independent District No. 13 Glenpool, OK 74033
  • Phone: 918-322-9500
  • Fax: 918-322-1529
  • Glenpool Public Schools
  • Independent District No. 13 Glenpool, OK 74033
  • Phone: 918-322-9500
  • Fax: 918-322-1529