Safe Schools Improvement Act reintroduced to Congress

A new version of the Safe Schools Improvement Act has been reintroduced in the Senate and will be reintroduced in the House shortly. As members of the National Safe Schools Partnership, we will be urging congressmen and women to support this bill ensuring safer schools.

This legislation seeks to strengthen punishments for school bullying and also broadens the definition of bullying to include cyber-bullying. The Safe Schools Improvement Act  will ensure that schools and districts use comprehensive student conduct policies with clear definitions of bullying and harassment and will focus on bullying prevention in school.

Other members of the National Safe Schools Partnership include the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), the National PTA and the National Association of School Psychologists. All groups in the partnership have signed on to these recommendations to promote school safety and improve student achievement for all students through legislation that comprehensively addresses bullying and harrasment.