Orleans Parish School Board Passes Policy Targeting Bullying

The Orleans Parish School Board hopes a new policy targeting bullying will make schools safer and more welcoming for students.

The measure passed in a unanimous vote by board members.

The new policy is meant to address “any statements or actions involving bullying, intimidation, harassment and hazing against any student in any school under OPSB jurisdiction.” It was introduced by school board Vice President Thomas Robichaux.

The policy specifically covers bullying based on characteristics including race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, physical characteristics, political persuasion, mental disability and physical disability.

“The Orleans Parish School Board has a zero tolerance policy against bullying. Our schools must be safe and welcoming environments for every student,” Robichaux said. “Help us report bullying and help save our kids.”

The OPSB also passed a resolution last week calling on the Louisiana School Board Association to support an Anti-Bullying bill in the upcoming legislative session.

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