School District A Step Closer To New Anti-Bullying Policy

By Tom McClanahan |

Published 08/11 2014 10:30PM

Updated 08/11 2014 11:43PM

Thousands of kids in the Wabash Valley will return to school tomorrow.

For Vigo County students, they'll soon have some new rules to follow.

On Monday night, the school board learned more about current bullying legislation from Ray Azar.

It was another step in modernizing our local policy against bullying. Monday night was the second reading on the policy.

The third and final reading, along with a vote, will happen at the next meeting in two weeks.

It's a practice that simply will not be tolerated in Vigo County schools.

"The bully, now sometimes they think it's really funny, but the kid at the other end of that, is hurt, injured. A lot of things that has taken place in terms of violence in schools stems from that child being bulled and that's their retaliation, so we need to do everything we can to stop this as quick as possible," says Superintendent Danny Tanoos.

The board is expected to adopt the new anti-bullying policy at its next regular meeting.

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