A state lawmaker is taking another shot at dealing with bullying in Wisconsin schools. Elkhorn Republican, Senator Neal Kedzie , has reintroduced legislation which would require that every district in the state have a policy on bullying in place, something only a few have now.
Kedzie's bill would have the Department of Public Instruction develop a model school policy addressing bullying, as well as a model education and awareness program. The measure did pass the Senate last session, put failed to advance to a floor vote in the Assembly. A bullying bill was passed just this week by the state Senate of Iowa, where the author said 29 other states already have similar measures in place.