Posted: Oct 17, 2012 10:18 PM by Kristy Davis
Updated: Oct 17, 2012 10:18 PM
BATON ROUGE- There's new contention over laws to stop bullying. State lawmakers approved bullying regulations during the last Legislative Session. But, school leaders are worried about enforcing them.
"They're so comprehensive that we lose the focus of we're supposed to be educating children," said Louisiana Association of Superintendents President Michael Faulk.
The detailed laws require anti-bullying training for teachers and employees. It also gives parents the ability to move their student to a new school if the bullying doesn't stop. For schools, it requires an extensive reporting procedure.
Faulk worries the new laws may go too far, and could lead to schools having to hire extra staff just to handle bullying allegations.