North Dakota - Bullying Policy Consequences: Policy or Plan Requirements

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

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

North Dakota Century Code 15.1-19-18. Bullying - Prohibition by policy

  1. The policy required by this section must:
    • a.  Include a definition of bullying that at least encompasses the conduct described in section 15.1-19-17;
    • b.  Establish procedures for reporting and documenting alleged acts of bullying, reprisal, or retaliation, and include procedures for anonymous reporting of such acts;
    • c.  Establish procedures, including timelines, for school district personnel to follow in investigating reports of alleged bullying, reprisal, or retaliation;
    • d.  Establish a schedule for the retention of any documents generated while investigating reports of alleged bullying, reprisal, or retaliation;
    • e.  Set forth the disciplinary measures applicable to an individual who engaged in bullying or who engaged in reprisal or retaliation, as set forth in subsection 1;
    • f.  Require the notification of law enforcement personnel if an investigation by school district personnel results in a reasonable suspicion that a crime might have occurred;
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