District of Columbia - Bullying Policy Consequences: Policy or Plan Requirements

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

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

District of Columbia Municipal Regulations 1502 ADOPTION OF A BULLYING PREVENTION POLICY

1502.3 A covered entity’s bullying prevention policy shall at a minimum include the following elements:
(f) A list of consequences that can result from an identified incident of bullying that are designed to:

  • (1) Appropriately correct the behavior deemed to be bullying;
  • (2) Prevent future occurrences of bullying or retaliation;
  • (3) Ensure the safety and well-being of the person who has reportedly experienced or is reportedly at risk for future acts of bullying or retaliation; and
  • (4) Be flexible in application, appropriate to the individual incident, and varied in method and severity based on the:
    • (A) Nature of the incident;
    • (B) Developmental age of the person exhibiting bullying behaviors; and
    • (C) Any history of problem behavior of all students involved in the incident(s) and where available, history of behavioral concerns documented in an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan as a result of a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), approved Dec. 3, 2004 (118 Stat. 2647; 20 U.S.C. §§ 1400 et seq.) or Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, approved Sept. 26, 1973 (87 Stat. 394; 29 U.S.C. § 794).
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