Florida - Bullying Policy Scope: 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.

Florida Statutes 1006.147 Bullying and harassment prohibited.

(2) Bullying or harassment of any student or employee of a public K-12 educational institution is prohibited:

  • (a) During any education program or activity conducted by a public K-12 educational institution;
  • (b) During any school-related or school-sponsored program or activity or on a school bus of a public K-12 educational institution;
  • (c) Through the use of data or computer software that is accessed through a computer, computer system, or computer network within the scope of a public K-12 educational institution; or
  • (d) Through the use of data or computer software that is accessed at a nonschool-related location, activity, function, or program or through the use of technology or an electronic device that is not owned, leased, or used by a school district or school, if the bullying substantially interferes with or limits the victim’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or opportunities offered by a school or substantially disrupts the education process or orderly operation of a school. This paragraph does not require a school to staff or monitor any nonschool-related activity, function, or program.
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