Erie's Public Schools hosted a town hall-style meeting to get feedback about combating bullying from students' parents, school staff and community members.

The meeting started with school administrators going over the current bullying policy and anti-bullying tools the district is using.

Then, attendees had the chance to identify current bullying issues and propose changes that may help combat bullying in the schools.

Parents acknowledged in their comments that bullying has been an issue nationally for decades. However, some said they feel the issue is growing and they'd like to see the school adapt to control it better.

The conversation is the first in a series of events the school district is hosting called Community Circles, which are events aimed at getting feedback from the school community to better inform the district.

The district hopes this leads to better decision-making on their part.