Albany, N.Y. - A new law to make schools more accountable for bullying will take effect July first.
The ‘Dignity for all Students Act’ sets guidelines for public schools in New York.
Teachers and staff will be trained on how to handle all forms of harassment, bullying and hazing.
Schools will also be required to collect and report information on all incidents involving students.
In certain circumstances, schools would have the authority to discipline students for incidents that happen away from school, such as cases of cyber-bullying.