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Mom's Talk: New 'Hate-Motivated Behavior' Policy

What are your thoughts on the school district's new rules?

The Board of Education rolled out their new guidelines for the schools in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified District last Thursday night. The new policies provide principals and administrators with the exact steps to take when "hate-motivated behaviors" occur.

Read here for what constitutes one of these behaviors as well as the new guidelines right .

Once these policies are enacted, the victims and the perpetrators will know what to expect should one of these behaviors occur.

What do you think will be the outcome of the new policies? Will these acts be stopped or be forced underground? What would you add to the guidelines? Do you think the schools should be aggressive in combating this type of conduct? 

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makaplan1 March 22, 2012 at 11:21 PM
I think it's great that there will be clear cut guidelines to follow. I think it will make it easier for school staff, parents, and students because the expectations and consequences are the same for everyone. I do wish that the guidelines provided for beginning of the school "anti-bullying" education.
Voices From the UCLA Family Commons March 23, 2012 at 05:54 PM
This is great to see, and hopefully these measures will create better awareness and prevention!
Catherine Myman-Kaplan March 27, 2012 at 01:32 AM
Thank you so much makaplan1 for thoughts! What kind of "anti-bullying" education do you think the schools need to have? :)Catherine
Catherine Myman-Kaplan March 27, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Thank you UCLA Family Commons for taking the time to comment! :)Catherine

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