BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A minority of North Dakota schools have submitted required anti-bullying policies to the state, with the deadline fast approaching.
The Legislature last year mandated that public and private schools have policies in place by July 1 of this year. The Forum newspaper reports that the state Department of Public Instruction has received only 74 of 235 policies.
There is no punishment for schools who do not comply but DPI says it will publicize any that do not.
North Dakota School Boards Association Executive Director Jon Martinson says he thinks schools will meet the deadline.