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Gov. Branstad signs executive order to combat bullying

CEDAR RAPIDS – Gov. Terry E. Branstad joined Lt. Governor Reynolds on Monday and signed Executive Order 86 during a dedication ceremony at Arthur Elementary School in Cedar Rapids. The ceremony dedicated a “Buddy Bench” to recognize the bullying prevention work of Isaac Taylor, a middle school student who has been working to raise money to install Buddy Benches on at least 17 additional school playgrounds in the Cedar Rapids area to foster friendship.

For three years, Governor Branstad, First Lady Chris Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds have worked to put in place policies that ensure every student feel safe and respected at school. Executive Order 86 established a new office for bullying prevention at the University of Northern Iowa Center for Violence Prevention.

The full text of Executive Order 86 can be found here.

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