District of Columbia - Bullying Policy Review and Update: 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.

District of Columbia Municipal Regulations 1502 ADOPTION OF A BULLYING PREVENTION POLICY

1502.2 (a) If a covered entity wishes to update its bullying prevention policy, it shall do so before the beginning of a school year, and provide a copy of the updated policy to OHR by August 15.
(b) Each covered entity shall review its list of Point of Contacts annually and provide an updated list of Point of Contacts to OHR by August 15 of each year.
(c) Newly authorized charter schools or newly established youth organizations that receive funding from the District must adopt a bullying prevention policy (including a Point of Contact) within three months of their opening and provide the policy to the BPP Director.


District of Columbia Municipal Regulations 1508 ANNUAL REVIEW AND UPDATING OF BULLYING PREVENTION POLICY

1508.1 Each covered entity shall submit an update confirming the identity of its Point of Contact and any substantial revisions in its bullying prevention policy, to the BPP Director by August 15 of each year.

1508.2 The BPP Director will review any new policies or policies with substantial edits within thirty (30) days and provide feedback to ensure full compliance including any recommendations for improvement of the policy.

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