Iowa - Communication of Bullying Policy: Policy or Plan Requirements

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation
Summary: 

State law requires districts to adopt anti-bullying policies addressing some U.S. Department of Education-recommended policy requirements.

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. Policy.
    On or before September 1, 2007, the board of directors of a school district and the authorities in charge of each accredited nonpublic school shall adopt a policy declaring harassment and bullying in schools, on school property, and at any school function, or school-sponsored activity regardless of its location, in a manner consistent with this section, as against state and school policy. The board and the authorities shall make a copy of the policy available to all school employees, volunteers, students, and parents or guardians and shall take all appropriate steps to bring the policy against harassment and bullying and the responsibilities set forth in the policy to the attention of school employees, volunteers, students, and parents or guardians.

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. Policy.
    On or before September 1, 2007, the board of directors of a school district and the authorities in charge of each accredited nonpublic school shall adopt a policy declaring harassment and bullying in schools, on school property, and at any school function, or school-sponsored activity regardless of its location, in a manner consistent with this section, as against state and school policy.
    • g. A statement of the manner in which the policy will be publicized.

Iowa Administrative Code, Education Department, Title II Accredited schools and school districts, Chapter 12 General accreditation standards, 281 12.3(256) Administration

12.3(13) Policy declaring harassment and bullying against state and school policy. The policy adopted by the board regarding harassment of or by students and staff shall declare harassment and bullying in schools, on school property, and at any school function or school-sponsored activity regardless of its location to be against state and school policy. The board shall make a copy of the policy available to all school employees, volunteers, students, and parents or guardians and shall take all appropriate steps to bring the policy against harassment and bullying and the responsibilities set forth in the policy to the attention of school employees, volunteers, students, and parents or guardians.


Iowa Administrative Code, Education Department, Title II Accredited schools and school districts, Chapter 12 General accreditation standards, 281 12.3(256) Administration

12.3(13) Policy declaring harassment and bullying against state and school policy.
...Each policy shall, at a minimum, include all of the following components:

  • g. A statement of the manner in which the policy will be publicized.
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