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.
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Dayton gets report on bullying, backs call for tougher law
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.
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.
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."
Dayton appoints task force to prevent bullying in Minnesota schools
The governor says all students and parents should have the confidence that their schools are 'free of harm.' The task force will be made up of 15 members who will study current best practices and policies to prevent and punish bullying.
Dayton expected to issue executive order to set up bullying task force
It comes just a week after state Attorney General Lori Swanson proposed legislation that would require school districts to set up rules when it comes to reporting cases of bullying.
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