Anti-bullying policies taken to next level in Texas

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Updated: 9/06/2012 5:09 am
Anti-bullying policies and procedures are gaining an even more prominent place within Texas school districts thanks to a law that took effect Saturday. The mandate requires districts to include information in student and employee handbooks, district improvement plans, and on their websites.

Lubbock ISD Chief Academic Officer Kelly Trlica said the intent is to make sure everyone knows what concerns to report and how to report them any time.

"It's got a very visual place under the parent tab on our website to show parents the law as stated and then how to report it on their campus if a student undergoes any kind of bullying," Trlica said.

Lubbock ISD recently implemented an online program called "Talk about It." It allows students to report bullying or any other concerns anonymously through the district's website.
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