McCook, Nebr. school board toughens bullying policy


By Connie Jo Discoe
Daily Gazette
McCook, Nebr. — McCook Public Schools’ new superintendent, Grant Norgaard, presided over his first board of education meeting Monday evening, overseeing the board as it hired an interim special education director and approved the school district’s new anti-bullying policy.

The board unanimously approved on second reading its updated policy against bullying and Internet aggression (“cyberbullying”). The policy defines bullying and cyberbullying and states that neither will be tolerated.

It will be the building principal’s responsibility to investigate and handle allegations and complaints of bullying, and the superintendent’s responsibility to develop administrative rules regarding bullying.

Norgaard said this morning that consequences for bullying and cyberbullying will be spelled out for students and parents in both the elementary and junior-senior high student-parent handbooks. Full story.

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