Quinn Signs Anti-Bullying Bill

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By Associated Press


CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois' public schools will have to instate anti-bullying policies under a new law that Governor Pat Quinn has signed.


The Chicago Democrat signed the bill Thursday at a Chicago elementary school.


He says the law will protect students inside and outside of the classroom. The law takes effect immediately.


It requires all public schools to create and implement an anti-bullying policy.


School policies must detail a definition of bullying, procedures for reporting bullying and parental notification. The policies should also include the investigation of reports of bullying and actions that may be taken to address it.

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The bill is HB5707.


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