Oklahoma - 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.

Oklahoma Administrative Code 210:10-1-20. Implementation of policies prohibiting bullying

(10) The policy shall address prevention of bullying by providing procedures at each school that contain:

  • (A) Consequences and remedial action for any person (including a student or school employee) who commits an act of bullying. All consequences and remedial action shall be appropriate to the age of the perpetrator(s) and severity of the incident. Such consequences may include, but are not limited to one or more of the following:
    • (i) Verbal or written warnings;
    • (ii) Conferences with the parent(s) and/or guardian(s) of the student(s) involved in an incident of bullying;
    • (iii) Detention;
    • (iv) Loss of school privileges;
    • (v) Course and/or teacher reassignment;
    • (vi) Prohibition or suspension of participation in school activities;
    • (vii) In-school or out-of-school suspension in accordance with the provisions of 70 O.S. 24-101.3 and district policy and procedures;
    • (viii) Meetings or conferences with a school counselor, school psychologist, or school social worker;
    • (ix) Restitution of a victim's property that has been damaged as a result of a documented and verified bullying incident;
    • (x) Reassignment, suspension, and/or termination of school employment;
    • (xi) Referral to law enforcement;
  • (B) Consequences and remedial action for a student found to have falsely accused another student of bullying as a means of retaliation, reprisal, or means of bullying that is appropriate to the age of the perpetrator and severity of the incident, provided that such consequences shall not be implemented or enforced in such a way as to deter credible reports of bullying incidents;
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