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Districts ready to meet new bullying rules


Governor Mark Dayton signed legislation last week meant to eliminate bullying in Minnesota schools, but big changes are not likely locally.

The new legislation, formally known as the Safe and Supportive MN Schools Act, requires schools to record and investigate cases of bullying and requires districts to train staff and teachers on identifying and preventing bullying behavior. It also provides more specific guidelines for what district-level anti-bullying policies should include.

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Nathan Hansen
Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.
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