The Towson Times
The Baltimore County Board of Education on July 14 unanimously approved a new anti-bullying policy. The new policy defines acts of bullying, harassment and intimidation, and prohibits not only bullying itself, but “reprisal or retaliation against an individual who reports an act of bullying, harassment or intimidation.”
County public school policies had already prohibited “extortion or taking money or possessions from another student(s) by threat or causing fear or intimidation,” as well as “physical attack(s) on a student” and threat(s) on individuals.”
The existing policies did not, however, define or use the word “bullying.”
Baltimore County Public Schools, along with public school systems statewide, were required to develop anti-bullying policies based upon a model policy created by the state Board of Education.
The creation of the state board’s model was mandated by the Maryland General Assembly in July 2008. Full story.
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