Recorded incidents of bullying are down in the Green Lake School District.

   However, that doesn’t mean students aren’t reporting cases.

   In fact, it seems younger students may be reporting an excessive number of incidents as they struggle with determining what bullying may be.

   When the Green Lake School Board reviewed at its meeting last week Wednesday the bullying report for the last school year, they noticed the decrease in cases.

   “Looks like cases are down,” board member Sarah Allen said.

   “Except the extensive disciplinary measures,” board member Sue Sorenson noted.

   According to the report, at the elementary level (4k to 6) the number of incidents reported for boys decreased from five in 2017-2018 to four in 2018-2019; however cases reported for girls increased from eight to 11 in those years.

   The number of boys and girls participating in bullying decreased in those years as well from eight to three for boys and nine to seven for girls.

Read the full story in the Aug. 29, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.