Bill to notify parents of suicide threats, bullying quickly advanced by Senate committee

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  • rnoble Pendleton, OR
    Feb. 20, 2013 2:41 p.m.

    I cannot believe that schools hide this information from parents. This bill is a response to some parents coping with loss who have not yet discovered or accepted their own culpability by saying they had not been adequately informed. Hogwash.

    This just creates another cost to absorb and does nothing to save children. Schools will have to spend time and effort in compliance documentation instead of just working with families. Schools will have to use time and effort to compel parents to get involved with their kids' lives which of course will be successful only to the degree the parents respond positively. Since it is also a given that parents are already supposed to be involved, hence the label parent, those who are not will resist the attempts of the school system in either ignoring the communication proffered or in defense of those who have been creating the problems; my kid would not do that, get off his/her back.

    This is a NO WIN situation for schools and this bill should go down in flames.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Feb. 20, 2013 9:00 a.m.

    Excellent move.

    And worf, did you even bother to read the article before commenting?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 19, 2013 6:36 p.m.

    How can parents save their children from bullies when they're forced to send them to school?

    Do bullies have rights which keep them from punishment?