Duluth schools to possibly take up new anti-bullying policy

By KBJR News 1

July 15, 2014 Updated Jul 15, 2014 at 9:53 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Duluth school board hopes to implement an anti-bullying policy starting this school, following in the footsteps of state lawmakers.

Tuesday night the board gave the first reading of the Bullying Coalition Policy.

In April, Minnesota's controversial Safe and Supportive Schools Act became state law.

School board members say it's important to keep that same focus on the local level.

"We're looking to pass this as a place holder and a framework to begin discussions about how we can comprehensively cover bullying within our district," said board member Annie Harala.

There will be a second reading on the policy at the next school board meeting in August.