Oklahoma - Communication of Bullying Policy: Policy or Plan Requirements

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

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

Oklahoma Administrative Code 210:10-1-20. Implementation of policies prohibiting bullying

(3) The policy shall contain procedures for publicizing the bullying policy that meet all of the following requirements:

  • (A) An annual written notice of the bullying policy, written in age-appropriate language, shall be provided to parents, guardians, staff, volunteers, and students at each school;
  • (B) A written notice of the school bullying policy shall be posted at various locations within each school site, including, but not limited to cafeterias, school bulletin boards, classrooms, and administration offices. The notice shall be written in age-appropriate language that is understandable and accessible by all students in the school in which the notice is distributed;
  • (C) The bullying policy shall be posted on the internet websites of the school district and each school site in the district which has its own website; and
  • (D) The bullying policy shall be included in all student and employee handbooks;

Oklahoma Statutes 70-24-100.4. School Safety and Bullying Prevention Act - Discipline of child - Prohibition of bullying at school and online – Policy requirements.

A. Each district board of education shall adopt a policy for the discipline of all children attending public school in that district, and for the investigation of reported incidents of bullying. The policy shall provide options for the discipline of the students and shall define standards of conduct to which students are expected to conform. The policy shall:

    1. Contain a statement of how the policy is to be publicized including a requirement that:
      • a. an annual written notice of the policy be provided to parents, guardians, staff, volunteers and students, with age-appropriate language for students,
      • b. notice of the policy be posted at various locations within each school site, including but not limited to cafeterias, school bulletin boards, and administration offices,
      • c. the policy be posted on the Internet website for the school district and each school site that has an Internet website, and
      • d. the policy be included in all student and employee handbooks;
        Source: Oklahoma State Legislature
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