(Des Moines) Advocacy groups and Iowa school districts are looking for new ways to battle bullying of students. A brand new website ReportsBullyingIowa.com, will receive reports from students and parents and forward them to school districts. The website is run by Eychanger Foundation, a Des Moines nonprofit group that wants to promote tolerance and nondiscrimination.
Iowa law requires school districts to report bullying cases to Iowa Department of Education Officials. However, last year, more than half of Iowa school districts didn’t report any bullying. Foundation executive director Michael Bowser told the Des Moines Register that there are several reasons why reports aren’t being submitted, and the website could make it easier to report bullying.
December 26, 2011