"We have no problem with Tiffany and her sister going to another school," Gallard said. "Our policy is that if a child feels unsafe or a child feels like they can't learn in one of our schools, then we'll go ahead and move forward with the transfer."
Gallard added that the school district was informed two days ago of the girls' being sent back to the school where the alleged bullying occurred and was "investigating."
"The investigation will take us a few days," he said. "We're going to take a look at what happened."
Ackerman said she would investigate why Joseph was told her children could not switch schools, according to the Daily News.
"The mother can ask for a safety transfer and the principal does not have the right to say no to it," Ackerman said. "I don't even know why anybody would tell her that. It doesn't make sense."
Joseph had complained that the district wasn't moving fast enough.
"With all these kids who have killed themselves after being bullied," she said, "all I can say is that it won't be one of mine."