Iowa - Bullying Protections for Enumerated Groups: Program Requirement

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law enumerates protected classes including explicit protections for LGBTQ youth.

2018 Iowa Code 280.28 Title VII Education and Cultural Affairs, Subtitle 6 School Districts, Chapter 280 Uniform School Requirements - Harassment and bullying prohibited - policy - immunity.

  1. Definitions: For purposes of this section, unless the context otherwise requires:

    • c. “Trait or characteristic of the student” includes but is not limited to age, color, creed, national origin, race, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, political belief, socioeconomic status, or familial status.
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