Senator Rodger Smitherman (AL) introduces Bill that would give money to Alabama schools for anti-bullying programs

February 16, 2019

One Alabama senator wants schools across the state to start anti-bullying programs and is proposing a plan to fund the effort.

Sen. Rodger Smitherman, D-Birmingham, has filed legislation that would appropriate at least $14.7 million from the state’s Education Trust Fund to be split among every elementary, middle and high school in the state to start anti-bullying programs. Specifically, the bill calls for $10,000 to be given to each school to start such programs.

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