Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 11:36pm
Bullying reporting requirements going to Gov's desk
Updated Friday, May 18, 2012 - 7:43am
Schools will have to meet stepped-up reporting requirements for bullying incidents and investigate them more thoroughly under a bill headed to Governor Markell's desk.
The state Senate Thursday voted 16-3 in favor of the measure sponsored by Newark Democrat Dave Sokola, who says the bill will help schools fight bullying.
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The bill requires schools to report bullying incidents to state education officials, investigate whether factors including race, religion or sexual orientation were a factor, and post instructions for reporting incidents to the state Attorney General's office.
Governor Markell has said he supports the measure.
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