The Connecticut Legislature recently passed a new school bullying prevention law, An Act Concerning the Strengthening of School Bullying Laws, Public Act. No. 11-232, which contains significant revisions aimed at strengthening the existing statute. School districts are advised to take note of the substantial changes to prior law, as the new law greatly expands the definition of “bullying,” provides definitions of new terms, and imposes additional obligations on school employees and school districts.
This new law took effect on July 1, 2011, although some of its provisions do not apply until July 1, 2012.
To view a complete summary of the new school bullying prevention law, please click here.