WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM)- Wyoming Public School leaders outlined the district's new policy to protect students from bullying Monday night.
In December, Gov. Rick Snyder signed a law giving school districts six months to put such policies in place. Monday's public hearing outlined how district employees will enforce the zero-tolerance policy against physical, verbal and psychological bullying. They will encourage victims to report harassment more quickly and investigate and punish offenders.
One teacher, who was the victim of bullying, says the policy will make a difference.
"I grew up in a small Christian school. I was bullied for all four years going to the school, and really never wanted to go to school It's part of the reason I went into education so that I could try and help create a safer, more inclusive, loving environment for my students," said teacher Jeremy Schnotala.