Casey urges passage of his anti-bullying bill

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The Safe Schools Improvement Act, S. 403, would require schools and districts that receive federal funding to adopt codes of conduct specifically prohibiting bullying and harassment based on a student’s actual or perceived race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion.

The bill also asks states to collect information on incidents of bullying and harassment and report the data to the Department of Education so that parents can know what is happening in their local schools.

Casey introduced the bill last week along with Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), who is cosponsoring the bipartisan legislation.