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Leon Co. officials to discuss changes to bullying policy

Leon Co. officials to discuss changes to bullying policy
Leon Co. officials to discuss changes to bullying policy
Posted at 4:26 PM, Sep 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-26 13:59:05-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A change could be coming to the Leon County School District's bullying policy.

At their meeting Tuesday night, the school board is planning to review an amendment to the policy, stating that bullying and harassment are prohibited on school buses and at bus stops.

District officials tell WTXL, it's understood that the bullying policy applies to any school-related property or activity.

This amendment would simply clarify the policy so everyone is on the same page. The goal is to provide a safe educational setting for all students, employees, and volunteers.

According to the district's website, about 12,000 students ride a school bus each day and the district has more than 6,000 bus stops.

Making sure all those bus stops are safe and those bus rides go smoothly is no easy task, but officials tell WTXL, if it's within the district's jurisdiction, it's their job to monitor it.

The school board meeting gets started at 6 p.m. at the Howell Center.