Arkansas - Communication of Bullying Policy: 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.

2017 Arkansas Code 6-18-514. Antibullying policies

(e)

  • (1) The board of directors of every school district shall adopt policies to prevent bullying.
  • (2) The policies shall:
    • (E) Require that the person or persons who file a complaint will not be subject to retaliation or reprisal in any form;
    • (F) Require that notice of what constitutes bullying, that bullying is prohibited, and that the consequences of engaging in bullying be conspicuously posted in every classroom, cafeteria, restroom, gymnasium, auditorium, and school bus in the district; and
    • (G) Require that copies of the notice of what constitutes bullying, that bullying is prohibited, and that the consequences of engaging in bullying be provided to parents, students, school volunteers, and employees. Each policy shall require that a full copy of the policy be made available upon request.
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