Bill requiring school seminars on bullying headed to governor

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  • Confused Sandy, UT
    Feb. 22, 2013 4:39 p.m.

    Can someone define "Bullying"... My wife teaches 2nd grade... Kids come to her and say "I am being Bullied", she looks into it, come to find out, the kid was left out from playing a game, or that someone did not share their treat with the child....

    Too parents think if their child is being bullied rather than learning how to teach their children to just get a long with others...

    I agree we need to do something about the REAL bullying (phyiscal or emotional tramua), but sometimes Parents call simple everyday life Bullying.

  • tabuno Clearfield, UT
    Feb. 22, 2013 3:11 p.m.

    As a former local school board member, I appreciate the freedom that the State Legislature provided in retaining local control over policy matters needing to be addressed by individual school districts. Not every school district has the same problems, have put into place substance abuse, mental health, and bullying programs in the same way with varying results. The ultimate law appears to be a good and reasonable compromise in attempting to address societal problems and allowing decisions regarding our public schools to be decided at the local level where they are "usually" much better informed about what's going in their own schools.