Wyoming - 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.

Wyoming Statutes § 21-4-312. Definitions.

(a)  As used in this act:
(i)  “Harassment, intimidation or bullying” means any intentional gesture, any intentional electronic communication or any intentional written, verbal or physical act initiated, occurring or received at school that a reasonable person under the circumstances should know will have the effect of:

  • (A)  Harming a student physically or emotionally, damaging a student's property or placing a student in reasonable fear of personal harm or property damage;
  • (B)  Insulting or demeaning a student or group of students causing substantial disruption in, or substantial interference with, the orderly operation of the school; or
  • (C)  Creating an intimidating, threatening or abusive educational environment for a student or group of students through sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive behavior.

(ii)  “School” includes a classroom or other location on school premises, a school bus or other school-related vehicle, a school bus stop, an activity or event sponsored by a school, whether or not it is held on school premises, and any other program or function where the school is responsible for the child;


Wyoming Statutes § 21-4-314. School district implementation; state policies, training and technical assistance.

(b)  The policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation or bullying shall include, without limitation:

  • (ii)  A definition of “harassment, intimidation or bullying” which includes at minimum the definition as provided in W.S. 21-4-312(a)(i);
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