Idaho - Bullying Policy Definitions: 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.

Idaho Statutes 18-917A Student Harassment - Intimidation - Bullying.

(2) As used in this section, "harassment, intimidation or bullying" means any intentional gesture, or any intentional written, verbal or physical act or threat by a student that:

  • (a) A reasonable person under the circumstances should know will have the effect of:

    • (i) Harming a student; or

    • (ii) Damaging a student's property; or

    • (iii) Placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to his or her person; or

    • (iv) Placing a student in reasonable fear of damage to his or her property; or

  • (b) Is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening or abusive educational environment for a student.

An act of harassment, intimidation or bullying may also be committed through the use of a landline, car phone or wireless telephone or through the use of data or computer software that is accessed through a computer, computer system, or computer network.

(3) A student who personally violates any provision of this section may be guilty of an infraction.

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