The Natrona County School District board of trustees will vote on its revised anti-bullying policy at its meeting tonight.

The board tentatively approved the policy four weeks ago, and will vote whether to formally approve it at its regular meeting at the Central Services Building, 970 N. Glenn Road, at 7 p.m.

Two weeks ago, the board wanted to hear from the public about the policy, but only one person spoke.

There will be a public comment period at the beginning of the meeting.

The revised policy is part of the district's overall comprehensive safety plan.

Trustee Dana Howie said last month that it's an opportunity to improve and educate consistent policies across the district for teachers, staff, and especially the students.

Much of the new policy follows state law, but it will emphasize the regulations to deal with bullying and make them uniform, and known, throughout the district, Howie said.

Not everything can be open when dealing with bullying because the district is bound by privacy regulations that forbid it from releasing certain details about perpetrators and the consequences of their actions, she added.

You can find the the old and new policies at the school district's website.

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