Staff Analysis of the Legislation
This bill would amend Part 2 of
Article 16 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the O.C.G. A. to require annual
reporting of bullying incidents and to provide for input from school councils on
anti-bullying strategies. It would add
the bullying discipline incidents to the existing disciplinary report and would
require the report to delineate by category the number of disciplined students who
were eligible for free or reduced price lunch under federal guidelines.
The bill would require the principal
to regularly report incidents of bullying in the school to the school council
without any individually identifying information. The school council then would work with the
principal to develop and implement strategies to prevent bullying.