Nevada - 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.

Nevada Revised Statutes 388.122. “Bullying” defined.

  1. “Bullying” means written, verbal or electronic expressions or physical acts or gestures, or any combination thereof, that are directed at a person or group of persons, or a single severe and willful act or expression that is directed at a person or group of persons, and:
    • (a)  Have the effect of:
    • (1)  Physically harming a person or damaging the property of a person; or
    • (2)  Placing a person in reasonable fear of physical harm to the person or damage to the property of the person;
    • (b)  Interfere with the rights of a person by:
    • (1)  Creating an intimidating or hostile educational environment for the person; or
    • (2)  Substantially interfering with the academic performance of a pupil or the ability of the person to participate in or benefit from services, activities or privileges provided by a school; or
    • (c)  Are acts or conduct described in paragraph (a) or (b) and are based upon the:
    • (1)  Actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability of a person, sex or any other distinguishing characteristic or background of a person; or
    • (2)  Association of a person with another person having one or more of those actual or perceived characteristics.
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