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GRI Objectives & How You Can Help


The objectives of the Goddard Respect Initiative are:
  • to create awareness and reduce incidents of bullying in our schools and communities
  • to provide knowledge and understanding of bullying
  • to provide tools and strategies to deal with bullying
  • to encourage involvement
To succeed, GRI must be a cooperative effort involving families, individuals, and the school community. Additional aspects of the Goddard Respect Initiative are still being developed and will be shared in the coming weeks and months. We look forward to partnering with you to teach students to RESPECT each other, teach and model good citizenship, and accept personal responsibility for wellness. Success requires a team effort. We are all responsible for making the Goddard school community a safe and non-threatening environment for everyone students, parents, teachers, secretaries, nurses, maintenance employees, administrators, food service staff, transportation staff, and school district police. We are all in this together! 

If a student attends Goddard Public Schools for 13 years (K-12), he/she can expect to be taught at least 50 lesson
 in the following areas:
  • Respect
  • Civility
  • Honesty
  • Gossip
  • Personal safety
  • Conflict resolution
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Stress management
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Common GRI terminology
  • Sexual behaviors and consequences
  • Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and steroid use prevention
  • Bullying prevention, recognition, reporting, consequences


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