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Bullying task force reviewing student data

The examination of model policies relating to prevention of school bullying is currently under way.

Alex Friedrich, Minnesota Public Radio News, 4-17-12

ST. PAUL — The Governor’s Task Force on the Prevention of School Bullying is examining model policies.

The 15-member group held its second meeting Monday. It has just months to investigate the scope of bullying and harassment in schools and develop ways to stop bullying.

Walter Roberts, a profes­sor of school counseling at Minnesota State University, co- chairs the group. He said the task force will look at model policies in the state and around the country.

“ This is an issue that’s very complex,” Roberts said. “It’s more than just kid- on-kid mistreatment.

This is an issue that speaks loudly about the way com­munities see themselves.”

The task force’s meeting included looking at the Minnesota Student Survey.

Roberts said the survey could give clues as to what’s going on.

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