FRESNO, Calif., Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its belief that all children should have the opportunity to reach their full potential in a safe learning environment, the Lozano Smith Foundation announced the 2016 Bullying Prevention Program Award. As part of National Bullying Prevention Month, this award will recognize six public school district programs in California that demonstrate a concerted strategy to raise awareness and prevention of bullying.
"Bullying is a serious concern, and school districts throughout California are making remarkable progress in integrating bullying prevention and intervention strategies in their schools," said Karen Rezendes, Managing Partner of Lozano Smith and a member of the Board of Directors of the Lozano Smith Foundation. "Our mission is to honor outstanding programs throughout the State and continue the conversation about the importance of anti-bullying initiatives. As a law firm dedicated to education law, this program award is a reflection of the hope that we have for our students – a positive, safe learning environment on each and every campus."
The Lozano Smith Foundation is accepting nominations from school districts until October 27, 2016. Nominations are expected to address how programs demonstrate success, such as student involvement, community partnerships, increase in student and employee morale, and data or measurements that reflect a reduction in bullying complaints and occurrences. Two school districts will be recognized and provided with a $1,500 award designated for an individual school's anti-bullying program, and an additional four school districts will be provided with a $500 award designated for an individual school's anti-bullying program.
More information about the award and the downloadable nomination form can be found at LozanoSmithFoundation.org/projects/awards.
About The Lozano Smith Foundation
The Lozano Smith Foundation believes that all children should have the opportunity to reach their full potential and that diverse and engaged societies together with effective leaders enhance the quality of life and well-being of all people in their communities. We are committed to supporting the visionary leaders and organizations that share these same goals. We believe that the best way to achieve these goals is to empower education and public sector leaders, and those they represent, to overcome the complex hurdles that prevent them from accomplishing the goals we – as a community – rely on them to achieve. For more information, visit http://www.LozanoSmithFoundation.org.
About Lozano Smith
Lozano Smith is a full-service education and public agency law firm serving hundreds of California's K-12 and community college districts, and numerous cities, counties, and special districts. The firm's expertise includes, but is not limited to, personnel matters, labor relations, technology, real property and construction matters, constitutional issues, special education, student discipline, school funding, charter schools, bond elections, governance, and litigation in all areas of representation. Lozano Smith has offices in ten California locations: Bakersfield, Fresno, Los Angeles, Mission Viejo, Monterey, Petaluma, Redding, Sacramento, San Diego and Walnut Creek. For more information about Lozano Smith, visit www.LozanoSmith.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.
Contact: Andy Garcia
Executive Director, Lozano Smith
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