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Task force lays out ways to tackle bullying in schools

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LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County School District's anti-bullying task force has laid out recommendations for ways to tackle bullying in schools.

The recommendations include, strengthening notification requirements, define and measure the responsibilities of administration, enhance anti-bullying curriculum, improve professional development and develop a plan for accountability on every level.

The task force will now split into subcommittees to come up with specifics on how to implement the recommendations. They'll bring those recommendations to the full task force before September, so they can be implemented in time for the new school year.

Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky appointed the task force in March after several high-profile cases of bullying in southern Nevada schools.

Just last week, two families filed a lawsuit against the school district accusing teachers and administrators of not doing enough to protect their sons from bullies.

The task force is made up of principals, teachers, nurses and counselors from all levels of the education system from elementary to high school. It is headed by retired associate superintendent Billie Rayford.

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