Gov. Mark Dayton received the final report of a state task force on bullying and said he supports its call for a tougher law. Dayton called it disgraceful that the issue has received such scant attention in Minnesota. The report calls for a law with a specific definition of bullying and a disciplinary system for how to respond to it.
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Hunt for inmate who escaped correctional facility in northeast MN
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2 charged for fentanyl overdose death of 19-year-old
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MOA theater to debut wrap-around, 270-degree movie screen
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Dayton's bullying task force nears final recommendations
Gov. Mark Dayton's Task Force on the Prevention of Bullying is nearly finished with its anti-bullying policy recommendations, MPR reports. The final report is due on Dayton's desk next week. The state task force was assigned with examining the definition of bullying and ways to improve laws against it. Minnesota's current anti-bullying law is considered one of the weakest in the country with only 37 words. The group will hold their final meeting on Monday.
Report to Dayton urges stronger Minnesota anti-bullying law
The Prevention of School Bullying Task Force recommended to state lawmakers Wednesday that the state repeals its current anti-bullying law and replace it with a stronger law to protect students from bullying, harassment and intimidation in Minnesota schools. The 15-member task force's recommendations were delivered in a report to Gov. Mark Dayton.
Minnesota attorney general pushes for tougher law against bullying
Attorney General Lori Swanson wants lawmakers to pass tougher legislation targeting school bullies. Her proposal would have more specific guidelines and require school districts to report bullying.
Feds give Minnesota's anti-bullying law a poor grade
The state ranked among the worst in a new report out from the federal Education Department. The report says Minnesota is one of just a handful of states that prohibit bullying without defining it. The state also lacks a model policy that local districts can use and has no policy on how to handle bullying that happens off school grounds.
Dayton signs 'Jacob's Law'
The governor has signed a law that requires that both parents be notified if their child is a possible victim of abuse. The old law required that only one parent be notified. A mother from Clara City fought for the law after her son was sexually abused by a neighbor. Police notified her ex-husband, but she did not learn about the abuse until years later.
Members of the Task Force on the Prevention of School Bullying named
Gov. Mark Dayton appointed the 15 member task force to help ensure "a healthy and nurturing school environment exists for every child in our state." The Governor says all students and parents "should have confidence that their schools are safe places for learning."
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