WASHINGTON COUNTY — The Washington County Board of Education approved a policy Tuesday that clarifies what bullying is and how it will be dealt with in the county’s schools.
Officials who were involved in drafting the policy described it as a step toward creating an atmosphere of civility in schools and throughout the county.
The school board approved the policy 5-0, with board members Paul W. Bailey and William H. Staley absent.
A law was passed during the 2008 Maryland General Assembly legislative session requiring the Maryland State Department of Education to develop a model policy prohibiting bullying, harassment and intimidation in schools. Full story.
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