RICHMOND — Virginia principals would be required to notify parents of bullies and their victims within five days of any report of bullying under a bill given final approval by the General Assembly Friday.
While the agreement to require the notification within five school days sailed through the Senate, it sparked debate from some House members who wanted the deadline extended.
“If my child was bullying, was being bullied, I would want to know,” responded the bill’s sponsor, Del. Eileen Filler-Corn, a Democrat representing Virginia’s 41st District.
She hopes the notifications could prevent bullying, including online.
Another delegate, Marcus Simon, said the notification could have helped him.