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Bullying policy mirrors state's
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Forsyth County News

Roswell at West Forsyth

By: Jim Dean

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As part of the state’s ongoing efforts to curb bullying, Forsyth County has adopted a new policy to deal with the issue.

The measure, which the Board of Education approved Thursday night, mirrors the state policy.

It defines the act, establishes a zero-tolerance stance and lays groundwork for disciplinary action.

Teachers, students and staff members are encouraged to report any act of bullying.

The severity of punishment for bullying increases with each act.

Under the new policy, a student who has committed three acts of bullying in a school year must be assigned to an alternative educational program.