Skip to comments.Local school officials say they are still unclear on new anti-bullying rules
Posted on 07/09/2011 11:08:01 PM PDT by smokingfrog
In less than two months, school districts across the state will be operating under some of the strictest anti-bullying policies in the nation. Yet local school officials say they are still confused about some of the state requirements and are unclear on how some aspects of the policies will be implemented.
What's more, they say, the potential workload brought on by the new regulations could inundate schools, which in many cases are operating on leaner staffs than they were a few years ago.
Before the start of the school year in September, districts must adopt individual anti-bullying policies, although much of what is included in those policies will be mandated by the state.
"We absolutely do not want kids to be bullied. We don't want anything tragic to happen to anyone on any level," Egg Harbor Township Superintendent Scott McCartney said. "That aside, the new policies are very intrusive and very time-intensive. They're going to require a lot of additional involvement from school staff without any funding to make that happen. As a district, we still have more questions than answers."
Gov. Chris Christie signed a law in January that toughened state requirements for how schools handle bullying. Previously state laws had only recommended that public school districts adopt anti-bullying policies.
The law was dubbed the "anti-bullying bill of rights." It had been in the works for several months, but the effort picked up steam in September 2010 when Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old Rutgers University student, committed suicide. Two students were charged with using a webcam to spy on Clementi in his dorm room while he had an encounter with a man days before the suicide.
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And these efforts against bullying have come up because there is allegedly an epidemic of anti-homosexual bullying. At least that’s what good liberals such as Kathy Griffin the comedienne tell us.
I don’t understand the homosexual angle, especially for elementary age kids. Kids in elementary school shouldn’t be concerned with homosexuality in any way.
The fools, as old as time itself. As kids and adults how do we figure out the social pecking order?
It’s the same mentality of people that want to pass “hate crime” legislation.
Bring back the paddle and expulsions for the !@#$ heads, and raise standards to where they belong - and thus allow the other !@#$ heads to fail, and we’ll be well on our way to fixing it.
We are making it OK to spawn generation after generation of !@#$ heads.
And the remaining 5% burns a hole in the soul of the targeted victim that can take decades to heal, if ever.
There's a big difference between ordinary teasing, and the selective targeting of one or a few odd individuals by an ENTIRE CLASS. That can totally destroy a kid's youth, which should have otherwise been his happiest years.
If done on school property the principal should have the right to call the parents and expell the child for a week...If mom or dad is inconvienced by it, they will put a stop to it.....
Sex Ed is about destroying the sexual morality of young children....even Rousseau understood the necessity of innocence in young children...up until puberty....they are not emotionally or physically equipped to understand the “sex act” and by introducing it at a young age they remove morality from it and demean the body....kill the mystery and respect.
Sex Ed comes from the Cultural Marxists...to destroy the family unit by destroying the respect of men for women and destroy the respect children have for adults. It is to trivialize the sex act...remove it from procreation and nature so they can promote any perversion when children are young enough so they can mold their perception of sex....to totally transform the Christian morality to the hedonist/atheist/marxist paradigm where every thing you do with your body parts is moral and it is EVIL to think anything is “bad”.
They are conditioning children to think unnatural is natural...they have to do it in elementary school or they won’t have a warped idea of sex.
Parents wouldn’t have allowed the state forcing an Atheist/Marxist/Pagan worldview on their children even in the 80’s....but times have changed where parents are so undereducated they do not understand the importance of ideas put into the heads of their children...they assume everyone is good and decent when those who design curricula have the sick, perverted views of a Bill Ayers. Public schools have got to abolish the textbooks and eject the Marxist/atheist/paganism that is being forced onto young children.
Our rights come from God so we need His standards taught in the schools....dignity and respect for all God’s children...that should take care of the bullying....and the only emphases needed with children under 12....no sex ed...it destroys the innocence of children and makes them ridicule the opposite sex.
But then, that is what they want, immature children being exposed to adult ideas which nature doesn’t intend for them to deal with....so that there is the “Brave New World”...where children experiment with all sorts of sex.....like they do in the book. Marx is applauding these evil people who want to sexualize elementary children. It is evil . Bullying is the camel’s whole body in the tent....they will put the sickest ideas into the heads of young children.
Hell, It's the same mentality that made them stop allowing playing tag on the playground - some kids can't run as fast as others and they need to ensure all kids have good self-esteem whether they merit it or not. All the programs designed to "protect" the weak are really designed to hobble the capable.
“Under the new regulations, each district will be required to have an anti-bullying coordinator. Individual schools must have anti-bullying specialists and school safety teams, which will receive students’ bullying complaints. Nearly everyone in contact with students, including teachers, coaches and volunteers, will have to go through anti-bullying training.”
LOL! More millions of dollars we don’t have pissed away on nonsense. Hey Chris Christie supporters how do you like this load of BS?
“Kids being kids” = “Lord of the Flies”
The child-prison system is, itself, a good part of the problem. Get rid of it. It is unworthy of human beings, and produces outcomes that can be described as “human” only through charity.
And in school they were called bully—when they were passed along -they became community organizers-or social workers—or government men and some school administrators—or mere politicians who remained what they were in school either a bully or someone who had been bullied but these anti-bullying rules-from what I see are more evil than any harassing act by any school-kid.As Pogo put it the more things changes the more they is the same.
New Jersey law covers off property bullying too, all year, not just when school is in session.
Why don’t they just pass a law making it illegal to be a jerk? /s