Task Force: Strengthen Minnesota Anti-Bullying Law
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A state task force says Minnesota should pass a comprehensive, strongly worded anti-bullying law.
Gov. Mark Dayton's Task Force on the Prevention of School Bullying approved a 35-page draft report on Tuesday.
Task force co-chairman Walter Roberts says members will consider amendments at another meeting next week. Further revisions are likely before the report is due on Gov. Mark Dayton's desk on Aug. 1
Minnesota currently has the shortest anti-bullying law in the nation, at 37 words. It requires only that districts have written policies in place prohibiting all forms of intimidation and bullying.
The 14-member task force set to work in April to study the problem of bullying and make policy recommendations.
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