Students, parents call on CPS to reform bullying policy

March 7, 2012 5:02:36 PM PST
Some Chicago Public School students and their parents are calling for the school system to reform their policy on bullying.

The rally took place Wednesday afternoon outside of Kilmer Elementary on North Greenview. The organizers say they want CPs to implement bully interruption programs instead of suspending or expelling students.

The district released a statement saying, in part, "a new department was created by schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard last year. It will help schools develop strategies aimed at reducing aggressive behaviors and reducing suspensions.