South Carolina - 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.

South Carolina Code of Laws Section 59-63-140 Local school districts to adopt policies prohibiting harassment; required components; model policies by State Board of Education; bullying prevention programs.

(B) The policy must include, but not be limited to, the following components:

  • (9) a process for discussing the district’s harassment, intimidation, or bullying policy with students; and
  • (10) a statement of how the policy is to be publicized, including notice that the policy applies to participation in school-sponsored functions.
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