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9:59 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Delaware Audit Finds Most Schools Complying With Anti-Bullying Law

Credit Don Rush

A report finds that most public schools in Delaware are complying with state laws aimed at holding educator responsible for reporting incidents of bullying to parents and state officials.

But the audit by the state Department of Education found that fewer than half of the state’s charter schools have adopted the cyber bullying policy such as the Academy of Dover Public Charter School.

In addition, the audit found that school like Milford Middle and Seaford High reported less than 70 percent of bullying incidents to the state.

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9:03 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Mother Outraged She Cannot See Video of School Bus Bullying Incident


The video of an alleged bullying incident on a school bus from Carter G. Woodson Elementary School in Somerset County is being kept under wraps by local officials.

Jenna Howard said that last Friday her son Caleb Marshall was crying and upset telling her that another boy had physically hurt him while they were riding on the school bus together.

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10:08 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Indian River School District Uses Website To Fight Bullying


The Indian River School District is reaching out on their website...to those who may have been subjected to bullying.

At http://www.irsd.net/,  a bullying prevention form where an incident can be reported without a name attached.

The district is asking for as much information as possible and users will have to Name the school where the incident allegedly occurred.

Preston Lewis, administrator of student services, told the Wilmington News Journal that the district will then send it to assistant principals at the school. 

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7:45 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Bullying Bill Moves to Delaware House of Representatives


DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state House has passed a bill expanding the reporting requirements for incidents of school bullying.

The bill was approved unanimously Thursday and now goes to the Senate.

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9:13 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Bill to Tighten Reports of Bullying in Delaware Schools Passes House


DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state House is poised to vote on a bill expanding the reporting requirements for incidents of school bullying.

Under the existing law, school districts must report substantiated cases of bullying to the state Department of Education within five business days.

But officials have said it sometimes takes longer than that for a school administrator to verify a report of bullying, so the incident never gets reported.

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9:41 am
Fri March 2, 2012

Legislation to Crack Down on Bullying In Delaware Public Schools


       WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware's lieutenant governor and attorney general are unveiling proposed legislation to crack down on bullying in schools.

     Lt. Gov. Matt Denn and Attorney General Beau Biden planned to discuss the legislation at a news conference Friday. They also will talk about their work on cyber-bullying.

     Denn noted last month that he was working with Biden to improve the reporting of bullying incidents.