(Thomas Mitchell) – What if you had a law on the books that was being roundly ignored? Of course, pass a new law and hire a bunch of social workers to do what the law already required.
By law, bullying in public schools must be reported by a teacher or staff member to the principal on the day it happened. The principal must investigate no later than one day after being notified and must provide written notice to the parent or legal guardian of each pupil involved.
According to testimony at the Legislature, the law is being ignored.
So Senate Bill 504 provides for “disciplinary and licensure proceedings against administrators, teachers and other employees of a public school for failure to comply with certain provisions of law regarding bullying and cyber-bullying …”
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Mr. Mitchell publishes the 4TH ST8 Blog at www.4thst8.wordpress.com.