Wisconsin Senate to curb bullying, texting while driving


MADISON (WKOW) — Wisconsin lawmakers are set to vote on a number of measures this week, including a proposal aimed at stopping bullying in state schools.

The bill, up for vote on Tuesday, would require schools to adopt policies that ban bullying and require authorities report all bullying incidents to the state.

The state Department of Public Instruction would have to create a model bullying policy for schools to adopt by August 15.

Education officials, law enforcement and community leaders met last year to discuss school safety and recommended these changes.

Earlier this month, the state announced it would make free anti-bullying curriculum available to all Wisconsin elementary and middle schools.

Also up for debate, a bill that would crack down on text messaging while driving, though many say this is the weaker of two versions of the legislation. Full story.

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