December 07, 2009

House Bill Would Fund School Conflict Resolution Programs

In November, Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL) introduced the Conflict Resolution and Mediation Act of 2009. HR 4000 would authorizes the Secretary of Education to award grants to school boards for the development and implementation of conflict resolution and mediation programs for students, teachers, and other school personnel at schools most directly affected by conflict and violence. The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor where it will likely expire unless it receives some high profile attention. However, if passed this bill could increase funding for school district Ombuds programs. (GovTrack; OpenCongress; Campus ADR Blog.)

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