Forum set on bullying

Forum set on bullying

CHAMPAIGN — The PTA Council will host a forum on bullying Oct. 3, at Centennial High School, 913 S. Crescent Drive, C.

It will begin at 5:30 p.m. and include a screening of the documentary, "Bully."

Following that, a panel discussion will include Dorothy Espelage, a professor at University of Illinois College of Education, who has devoted her career to the topic of bullying. It will also include Erika Harold, former Miss America, who continues to focus on the topic of bullying; Michelle Petty, of the Eastern Illinois Safe Schools Alliance; Champaign police Officer Ed Wachala, who is the school resource officer at Centennial; Franklin Middle School Principal Sara Sanders; and Susan Zola, Champaign assistant superintendent for achievement, curriculum and instruction.

The event is open to Champaign faculty and staff members, administrators and parents.

Parents who want to submit concerns, questions or suggestions may do so through the PTA Council Facebook page at, on Twitter through @champaignpta or by email to

You can also contact Sheri Williamson, a council vice president, by emailing Parent names won't be used when concerns are mentioned to the panel.

The PTA Council is also planning a safety forum at South Side Elementary later in October.

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