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Officials work to submit anti-bullying policies

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Officials in Michigan are working to submit anti-bullying policies that are required by Wednesday in public school districts and charter schools statewide.

Gov. Rick Snyder in December signed legislation giving schools six months to put such policies into place.

Many school districts already had anti-bullying policies, but until the law passed, districts weren't required to spell out what steps would be taken to deal with bullying and discourage it.

The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/JNFRr2 ) Monday that more than 400 of the state's districts and charter schools have submitted policies to the Michigan Department of Education.

Hundreds more still must submit policies. School boards in several communities meet early this week about the policies.

The law is known as "Matt's Safe School Law."

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