Tuesday, August 9, 2011

New School Bullying Laws Take Effect this Fall

Stamford Patch (Stamford, CT) August 3, 2011

"On July 27, Gov. Dannel Malloy signed new legislation requiring schools statewide to take a comprehensive approach to identifying and preventing bullying of students. Stamford Public Schools will begin reviewing its own bullying policies to become effective in the upcoming school year, said SPS Director of Student Support Services Mike Meyer to the Board of Education Tuesday evening.
The new legislation, An Act Concerning the Strengthening of School Bullying, requires schools to explicitly define cyber-bullying, appoint a go-to person in the school for bullying complaints, know when to intervene if bullying occurs off school grounds, train all staff and faculty, collect data to assess the level of bullying in schools, and focus more closely on school climate." Read More

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