Nevada - Bullying Harassment and Intimidation Policy: Policy or Plan Requirements

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law requires districts to adopt comprehensive anti-bullying policies addressing all U.S. Department of Education-recommended policy requirements.

Nevada Revised Statutes 388.133. Policy by Department concerning safe and respectful learning environment.

  1. The Department shall, in consultation with the governing bodies, educational personnel, local associations and organizations of parents whose children are enrolled in schools throughout this State, and individual parents and legal guardians whose children are enrolled in schools throughout this State, prescribe by regulation a policy for all school districts and schools to provide a safe and respectful learning environment that is free of bullying and cyber-bullying.

  2. The policy must include, without limitation:

    • (a) Requirements and methods for reporting violations of NRS 388.135, including, without limitation, violations among teachers and violations between teachers and administrators, coaches and other personnel of a school district or school;
    • (b) Requirements and methods for addressing the rights and needs of persons with diverse gender identities or expressions; and
    • (c) A policy for use by school districts and schools to train members of the governing body and all administrators, teachers and all other personnel employed by the governing body. The policy must include, without limitation:
    • (1) Training in the appropriate methods to facilitate positive human relations among pupils by eliminating the use of bullying and cyber-bullying so that pupils may realize their full academic and personal potential;
    • (2) Training in methods to prevent, identify and report incidents of bullying and cyber-bullying;
    • (3) Training concerning the needs of persons with diverse gender identities or expressions;
    • (4) Training concerning the needs of pupils with disabilities and pupils with autism spectrum disorder;
    • (5) Methods to promote a positive learning environment;
    • (6) Methods to improve the school environment in a manner that will facilitate positive human relations among pupils; and
    • (7) Methods to teach skills to pupils so that the pupils are able to replace inappropriate behavior with positive behavior.

Nevada Revised Statutes 388.133. Policy by Department concerning safe and respectful learning environment.

  1. The Department shall, in consultation with the governing bodies, educational personnel, local associations and organizations of parents whose children are enrolled in schools throughout this State, and individual parents and legal guardians whose children are enrolled in schools throughout this State, prescribe by regulation a policy for all school districts and schools to provide a safe and respectful learning environment that is free of bullying and cyber-bullying.

  2. The policy must include, without limitation:

    • (a) Requirements and methods for reporting violations of NRS 388.135, including, without limitation, violations among teachers and violations between teachers and administrators, coaches and other personnel of a school district or school;
    • (b) Requirements and methods for addressing the rights and needs of persons with diverse gender identities or expressions; and
    • (c) A policy for use by school districts and schools to train members of the governing body and all administrators, teachers and all other personnel employed by the governing body. The policy must include, without limitation:
    • (1) Training in the appropriate methods to facilitate positive human relations among pupils by eliminating the use of bullying and cyber-bullying so that pupils may realize their full academic and personal potential;
    • (2) Training in methods to prevent, identify and report incidents of bullying and cyber-bullying;
    • (3) Training concerning the needs of persons with diverse gender identities or expressions;
    • (4) Training concerning the needs of pupils with disabilities and pupils with autism spectrum disorder;
    • (5) Methods to promote a positive learning environment;
    • (6) Methods to improve the school environment in a manner that will facilitate positive human relations among pupils; and
    • (7) Methods to teach skills to pupils so that the pupils are able to replace inappropriate behavior with positive behavior.
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