Senators vote to bolster anti-bullying efforts
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – Lawmakers are voting to give anti-bullying efforts some traction with a bill that requires the Department of Education to develop an anti-bullying curriculum to teach to teachers.
Senators voted for SB276 Monday, which is a companion measure to another bill. SB276 would compel each school district to annually report the number of bullying incidents that resulted in suspensions and the type of bullying, such as cyber-bullying or intimidation.
It would also require that schools establish safety teams to investigate bullying patterns and to review the school’s anti-bullying policies.
Sen. David Parks of Las Vegas said the bill is based on legislation enacted in New Jersey.