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Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The Georgia House passed controversial legislation Tuesday that would require school officials to notify parents when their child is involved as either the victim or instigator of bullying.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Mike Jacobs (R-Atlanta), sets a January 2011 deadline for the state Department of Education to develop an anti-bullying policy that can be a model for local school systems.
That policy will include age-appropriate consequences for bullying from kindergarten through 12th grade, and the same will be true for the local school system policy updates that will follow, Jacobs said. Current policies only deal with bullying in sixth through 12th grades, he said.