North Dakota - 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.

North Dakota Century Code 15.1-19-18. Bullying - Prohibition by policy

  1. Before July 1, 2012, each school district shall adopt a policy providing that while at a public school, on school district premises, in a district owned or leased schoolbus or school vehicle, or at any public school or school district sanctioned or sponsored activity or event, a student may not:
    • a.  Engage in bullying; or
    • b.  Engage in reprisal or retaliation against:
    • (1)  A victim of bullying;
    • (2)  An individual who witnesses an alleged act of bullying;
    • (3)  An individual who reports an alleged act of bullying; or
    • (4)  An individual who provides information about an alleged act of bullying.

North Dakota Century Code 15.1-19-17. Bullying - Definition.

  1. “Bullying” means:
    • a. Conduct that occurs in a public school, on school district premises, in a district owned or leased schoolbus or school vehicle, or at any public school or school district sanctioned or sponsored activity or event
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