LANSING, Mich. — Michigan school districts have six months to adopt a policy against bullying, according to Converge Magazine. The districts will also need to submit a copy of their policy to the Michigan Department of Education. Michigan is the 48th state to adopt such legislation.

Converge Magazine reports that the law “defines bullying as a written, verbal or physical act or electronic communication that's likely to harm students.”

About 85 percent of school boards already have a bullying and/or harassment policy in place, Converge Magazine reported.

SOURCES:

Converge Magazine, “Michigan Requires School Districts to Create Anti-Bullying Policy,” Dec. 7, 2011

FURTHER READING:

MichiganVotes, “2011 House Bill 4163 (Require School Bullying Policies)”

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