COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio House has approved changes made by the Senate to an anti-bullying bill, its last hurdle before it can go to the governor’s desk.
The House agreed to the amendments Wednesday, and Gov. John Kasich’s spokesman said the governor intends to sign it into law.
The bill, referred to as the Jessica Logan Act, is named for a Cincinnati teenager who hanged herself in 2008 after weeks of bullying at her school.
It requires schools to expand bullying policies to include harassment and intimidation sent electronically, such as over the Internet or mobile phones. Among other provisions, it also says policies must be extended to school buses, that training must be available for staff and that parents are to receive an annual bullying policy statement.