"David's Law"

Senate Bill 179, also known as “David’s Law,” was signed into law by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in the summer of 2017. This law is aimed at combating and preventing cyberbullying and other forms of bullying/harassment.

This new law requires school districts to include cyberbullying in their district’s anti-bullying policies and to notify a child’s parents of he or she is a victim or alleged aggressor of bullying. The law allows schools to combat and prevent cyberbullying by investigating off campus cyber-assisted bullying if it materially affects the school environment. It provides for schools to collaborate with law enforcement when serious or life-threatening cyberbullying situations arise.

Marshall ISD has created a “Quick Tip” system which can be accessed by clicking here. Quick Tip provides an anonymous tip line which will allow students, parents and members of the community to communicate with your district or school about pressing issues, including potential cyberbullying or other forms of harassment. Each tip will be properly investigated through proper channels within the school district.

Tips are sent using the online form on the website. When sending a tip, the submitter will select the relevant school or topic which best describes their tip and then enter a tip message. If tip submitters want to include their contact information, there are fields allowed to do so but a submitter may remain completely anonymous. Authorized users in Marshall ISD are then be able to log on and view the information.

Thank you for your support of MISD and please know that it is our ultimate goal to provide a safe, healthy learning environment for all of our students.