Governor Terry Branstad said today there could be some changes proposed to Iowa’s anti-bullying law based on the information learned in last week’s summit on the issue. “I think there was a lot of good solid ideas and practical experience and learning from each other,” Branstad said.
“I think there also are some things that can be done to strengthen and improve out law to provide better tools to schools and to parents in combating this significant problem of bullying.” The governor said he is working with his staff and the Department of Education director to look at the issues and potential changes.
“I am very hopeful that we will have specific suggestions as part of the legislative program that we can present at the time when I address the legislature on the 15th of January,” Branstad said.
The governor traditionally presents his proposals for the budget and other issues in the annual Condition of the State speech he gives to the legislature in January.