Last month, the Department of Education released its Model Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan. While Massachusetts' new anti-bullying law requires schools to create anti-bullying plans, it does not require the schools to implement this model. However, for school districts looking for guidance, this is a good place to start. Remember that schools must also consider parents and community input when drafting the plans, so become involved today! The law requires that public schools submit their plans by December 31, 2010.