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Title 16 : Education

Chapter 009 : School Districts

Subchapter 005 : Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying

(Cite as: 16 V.S.A. § 570c)
  • § 570c. Bullying

    The bullying prevention policy required by section 570 of this title and its plan for implementation shall include:

    (1) a statement that bullying, as defined in subdivision 11(a)(32) of this title, is prohibited;

    (2) a procedure that directs students, staff, parents, and guardians how to report violations and file complaints;

    (3) a procedure for investigating reports of violations and complaints;

    (4) a description of the circumstances under which bullying may be reported to a law enforcement agency;

    (5) consequences and appropriate remedial action for students who commit bullying;

    (6) a description of how the school board will ensure that teachers and other staff members receive training in preventing, recognizing, and responding to bullying; and

    (7) annual designation of two or more people at each school campus to receive complaints and a procedure both for publicizing the availability of those people and clarifying that their designation does not preclude a student from bringing a complaint to any adult in the building. (Added 2011, No. 129 (Adj. Sess.), § 12, eff. May 11, 2012.)