Batesburg-Leesville, SC - A special group of students at B-L Elementary School are working hard to make sure that their classrooms are bully-free. These students are referred to as “Bully Busters” and they are nominated based upon their outstanding character and then voted on by their peers.
There are two “Bully Busters” in each fourth and fifth grade class (typically one boy and one girl) and they serve as a sounding board for students who are being bullied but feel uncomfortable speaking to an adult about the situation. Once a “Bully Buster” receives a complaint, they fill out a “Bully Buster Form” and then work with school counselor Michelle Brackett to help resolve the problem. This might mean moving a student’s desk in the classroom or even getting school administrators involved.
“Bully Busters” has been an integral part of B-L Elementary School for around 12 years. The overall goal of the program is to maintain a safe learning environment at the school.