N.J. commission: Gov. extends deadline for bullying report


BY JEREMY ROSEN
COURIER-POST
A state commission has four more months to submit to the Governor’s Office and State Assembly a report that recommends new legislation or law changes to alleviate bullying in schools.

The Governor’s Commission on Bullying in Schools has until November to advise changes in school bullying rules within a report that was originally due on Monday, according to commission chairman Stuart Green.

Since October, the commission’s 14 volunteer members have worked to get more accurate reporting about bullying incidents from schools to the state. This year, members held hearings throughout the state, during which Green said about 50 families shared their concerns and experiences.

“It has been interesting to hear from the public and school officials,” said Green, a child and family therapist of more than 20 years. “But I’ve been talking to those folks for 10 years and in that time I’ve been getting phone calls from parents a couple times per week.” Full story.

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