Iowa - Bullying Policy Prohibitions: 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.

2018 Iowa Code 280.28 Title VII Education and Cultural Affairs, Subtitle 6 School Districts, Chapter 280 Uniform School Requirements - Harassment and bullying prohibited - policy - immunity.

  1. Purpose — findings — policy. The state of Iowa is committed to providing all students with a safe and civil school environment in which all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect. The general assembly finds that a safe and civil school environment is necessary for students to learn and achieve at high academic levels. Harassing and bullying behavior can seriously disrupt the ability of school employees to maintain a safe and civil environment, and the ability of students to learn and succeed. Therefore, it is the policy of the state of Iowa that school employees, volunteers, and students in Iowa schools shall not engage in harassing or bullying behavior.

Iowa Administrative Code, Education Department, Title II Accredited schools and school districts, Chapter 12 General accreditation standards, 281 12.3(256) Administration

12.3(13) Policy declaring harassment and bullying against state and school policy

  • a. A statement declaring harassment and bullying to be against state and school policy.
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