South 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.

South Dakota Codified Laws 13-32-16 Bullying policy requirements

Each school district policy developed pursuant to §§13-32-14 to 13-32-19, inclusive, shall contain the following provisions:
(4) A procedure for the prompt investigation and response to any report of bullying, including a requirement that an investigation be conducted on any alleged incident of bullying committed against a child while the child is aboard a school bus, at a school bus stop, or at a school-sponsored event.


South Dakota Codified Laws 13-32-18 Incidents involving electronic devices

Neither the physical location nor the time of day of any incident involving the use of computers or other electronic devices is a defense to any disciplinary action taken by a school district for conduct determined to meet the definition of bullying in §13-32-15.

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