Maine - Bullying Policy Prohibitions: 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.

Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Education Part 3 Elementary and Secondary Education Chapter 223 Health, Nutrition and Safety Subchapter 6 Safety 6554. Prohibition on bullying in public schools

3.  Prohibition. A person may not engage in bullying on school grounds. This section does not modify or eliminate a school’s obligation to comply with state and federal constitutional protections and civil rights laws applicable to schools.


Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Education Part 3 Elementary and Secondary Education Chapter 223 Health, Nutrition and Safety Subchapter 6 Safety 6554. Prohibition on bullying in public schools

5.  Adoption of Policy. When revising the policies and procedures it has established to address bullying pursuant to section 1001, subsection 15, paragraph H, a school board shall ensure that its policies and procedures are consistent with the model policy developed or revised by the commissioner pursuant to section 254, subsection 11-A. The policies and procedures must include, but are not limited to:

  • A.  A provision identifying the responsibility of students and others on school grounds to comply with the policies;
  • B.  A clear statement that bullying, harassment and sexual harassment and retaliation for reporting incidents of such behavior are prohibited;
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