Commissioner’s Update – January 3, 2013

Commissioner's Update - Jan. 3, 2013
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To better protect Maine’s children, Legislature recently passed a law that prohibits bullying in schools. Over the past eight months, the Department has worked to develop a model policy for bullying and cyberbullying, which schools can use to help them revise their current policies.

The Department recommends that school staff be made aware of the law’s requirements and the recommended procedures in instances of bullying. Kids should feel safe in the company of their peers and have a comfortable environment in which they can focus on learning.

Visit our new Bullying Prevention website to read the model policy, law and suggested procedures.

— Stephen Bowen



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