NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Procedures added to the Natchez-Adams School District's bullying policy should sink some teeth into the fight against bullying behavior.
The school board adopted a bullying policy in July, but specific procedures were outlined and approved Thursday.
The policy defines bullying, establishes instructions for reporting the behavior and sets forth a chain of command for investigating complaints and determining disciplinary action.
Assistant Superintendent Morris Stanton tells The Natchez Democrat that the addition of the procedures is a response to criticism that the existing policy is too broad.
Stanton has said he hopes an awareness of the new bullying policy among students and parents will act as a deterrent for bullying behavior.
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