Indiana - 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.

Indiana Code 20-33-8-12 Adoption of discipline rules; publicity requirement; discipline policy regulations and guidelines; delegation of authority; rulemaking powers of governing body

(a) Except as provided under IC 20-33-8-16, the governing body of a school corporation must do the following:

  • (1) Establish written discipline rules, which must include a graduated system of discipline and may include:
    • (A) appropriate dress codes; and
    • (B) if applicable, an agreement for court assisted resolution of school suspension and expulsion cases;
      for the school corporation.
  • (2) Give general publicity to the discipline rules within a school where the discipline rules apply by actions such as:
    • (A) making a copy of the discipline rules available to students and students’ parents; or
    • (B) delivering a copy of the discipline rules to students or the parents of students.
      This publicity requirement may not be construed technically and is satisfied if the school corporation makes a good faith effort to disseminate to students or parents generally the text or substance of a discipline rule.
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