Wednesday, February 11, 2009

South Dakota Votes NO for Kids

Panel kills bill to require school bullying policy

Well, it looks like South Dakota lawmakers don't care about their kids. Somehow they think they were elected to "delagate" to the schools to set their own anti bullying they believe the government-run schools will on their own? One can only pray that they care about anyone's safety in South Dakota... I don't know why I thought this, but I thought the number one job of our state and federal lawmakers was to protect it's citizens. Maybe in South Dakota kids aren't considered worthy to be considered citizens - they are 2nd class, I guess. ...Can you tell I'm disgusted? My comments in blue

Here's the article.
PIERRE – A legislative committee says bullying is a school and community problem that won’t be ended with state laws. (Yes, and car accidents won't be prevented with good roads and road signs)

The House Education Committee voted 11-3 on Wednesday to kill HB1279, which would have required every school board to develop a policy that prohibits bullying and harassment and provides safe ways for victims to report incidents. Supporters said school children sometimes stay away because they fear bullies. Uniform policies would help schools deal with the problem, they said. Opponents said the issue is a community one that state law won’t solve. (Opponents have never had to fight a school district living in la-la land - "bullying doesn't happen in our school")

Well, get ready South Dakota - you are going to see lawsuits against school districts instead of laws - a good law could have prevented the wave.


jmjust2ofus said...

Hello all, I am new to this but am very frustrated. I don't know where to turn. Is there a law that prevents an adult from coming into a school and screaming at children?

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Featherqwest said...

My daughter was just bullied at Sturgis Brown High. The administration just down played the incident did nothing about it. She is special needs child has been thrown into main stream classrooms to fend for herself. This incident involved with kids saying to her that they had a hand gun and she was the target. Now she is the victim of reporting this.