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Identifying Bullying: Educators' Legal Responsibilities

October 2, 2012

With growing public awareness of bullying being further broadened by recent films like BULLY and FINDING KIND, the issue of bullying is front and center in Iowa. In light of anti-bullying laws and new reporting requirements, what are teachers’ and administrators’ responsibilities in situations of bullying and harassment, and what resources and support are available? Drake University is gathering a multi-disciplinary panel of experts to explore the answers.


Jason Glass
Director of the Iowa Department of Education

Mary Gannon
Attorney, Iowa Association of School Boards

Brent Pattison
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Drake University,
Director of Drake's Lyle and Joan Middleton Center for Children's Rights

Sue Schirmer
License Renewal Coordinator, Heartland Area Education Agency,
Adjunct Professor, Drake University School of Education

This panel discussion is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please reserve your spot by contacting Kelly Read, or 515-271-3726. This event is being co-sponsored by the School of Education and the Joan and Lyle Middleton Center for Children's Rights at the Drake Law School