Every staff member and student at Maple Dale-Indian Hill School District donned bright blue shirts with radiant red lettering Friday that said, "Help Stop Bullying."
"Like schools across the country, the administration has made bully prevention a priority because students who feel safe in their learning environment are better able to learn," said Sue Bark, assistant to the district's superintendent.
Student Council organized projects and activities for the entire school year to support the campaign and the T-shirts are the "concrete" visual, administrators said.
Bark said Student Council President August Eurich put together a grant application requesting the funds from the MDIH Education Foundation. In the request, he explained why the T-shirts were needed, even in a district that has little issues with bullying.
"At Maple Dale, bullying has never been a big problem. However, there is always a little bit, whether it be on Facebook or on the playground," Eurich wrote. "This project will help eliminate that little bullying and maintain our reputation as a school where nobody gets bullied."