Bay District School hosts student behavior summit

Bay District Schools staff at a workshop dealing with behavioral and emotional issues that students suffer from. (WJHG/WECP)

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Every year after school lets out Bay District Schools hosts a summit for administration and support staff to deal with issues that arose during the school year.

This year, Bay District Schools staff and support personnel are being introduced to new ways to deal with the growing concern over student behavioral issues. Part of this year's program was a workshop by noted author Ruby K. Pain whose book deals with reducing anger, anxiety, and violence in the classroom.

The topic has gained significant notoriety in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting and locally the effects that Hurricane Michael has had on students whose families are struggling to recover from the storm.

"I think the more we understand, the better off we are in helping our students and so the more our teachers understand the complexities of the brain and the emotions tied together I think the better off we'll be in the classroom helping those students be successful," said Superintendent Bill Husfelt.

Another session will take place at the Gretchen Nelson Scott Fine Arts Center at Mosley High School Thursday with a speaker familiar with the topic of student violence in schools.

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