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Testimony: Bullying Prevention Task Force Oversight (FY17)

Policy Analyst Michael Villafranca testified before the DC Council’s Committee on Education regarding the FY2016 performance of the District’s Citywide Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force. In addition to highlighting the Task Force’s achievements in efforts to improve community engagement and its involvement in implementation of the District’s new Safe Schools Certification Program, Michael’s testimony focused on discussing schools’ use of exclusionary discipline in response to bullying incidents—a disturbing trend highlighted in a report recently released by the Task Force.

Click below to read his full testimony.