Lee County could update a policy that affects every one of its employees.
Safety Coordinator BJ Stephens says she would like to do a complete re-write of the county’s safety plan. She says it would cover every aspect of county government by creating a streamlined approach to handling issues that multiple departments must address.
Board of Supervisors Chairperson Janet Fife-LaFrenz says the goal is “to make our environment that our people work in and our residents come in to visit a very safe one.”
The Burlington School District is updating its policy on bullying and harassment. The changes are based on a recent site visit by the Iowa Department of Education.
Human Resources Director Laurie Hempen says the agency wants Burlington to expand the list of situations that could be considered bullying or harassment. She says the additions include gender identity, political party, physical attributes, and ancestry.
Hempen says the policy already covered situations including race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation.