Indiana School Board Makes Tough Anti-Bullying Policy
By Emily Roehler, Weekend Meteorologist - bio | email
Some educators in Indiana have taken a
major step to protect students from bullying.
Monday, school board members in Carmel,
Indiana pushed through an emergency vote on an anti-bullying measure.
Members said they took the action to
comply with state law before students there return to school on Wednesday.
Indiana's governor signed a similar
bill into law in June.
"Our goal is of course is to
educate students every day," said Dr. Steve Dillon, director of student
"They should come to school and not be
afraid to come to school and be able to concentrate on learning and so we have
yearly revised our bullying situation so this is just another step in a
progression of good efforts to make sure students can come to school."
The new policy allows educators to
punish students for bullying that happens off campus and applies even when
classes are out of session.
There is also new anti-bullying
coursework for both student and teachers to educate them how to define and
report the signs of bullying.