DC Council Considers School Anti-Bullying Policy

137DC Council Members met Monday, November 29, 2010 to discuss what could be the adoption of some of the strictest anti-bullying regulations in the nation. The proposals have not yet been finalized, but seem to have widespread support from the Council members. If adopted, they would require "officials conduct thorough and prompt investigations into allegations of bullying. They also call for the creation of a detailed reporting system to document episodes of threatening behavior." The Council Members listened to testimony about the harmful effects of bullying and what should be done to stop it. Read Alexandra's Reflection, Done with Bullying! for a student perspective on the issue. For more information about DC Policy see the Washington Post and NBC News.