The council recently visited five schools in the state. It was part of a listening tour. Students got a chance to weigh-in on what problems they face.
State education leaders want to be able to study bullying better, since it is rarely reported.
“We don’t have a good source of data right now in the state of Vermont about incidents of bullying and harassment,” explains Tracie Tsugawa, a member of the Hazing, Harassment, and Bullying Advisory Council.
The council hopes to launch a survey this spring to better understand bullying in schools.