Crosier is executive director of the San Diego and Imperial County Schools Joint Powers Authority. Phillips is executive director of Community Matters.
In the 10 years since the school shootings in Columbine, Colo., more than $10 billion has been spent on school security nationwide. Much less funding has been directed to address the increasing frequency of bullying and cyberbullying in our schools. Many schools address bullying and cyberbullying through suspension and expulsion. While effective at the moment, this approach presents a missed opportunity for everyone — the victim, the school, and the suspended or expelled student.