District of Columbia - Professional Development for Bullying Prevention: Staff Qualifications and Professional Development

Area: 
Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law requires districts to provide professional development for school personnel on bullying prevention and response.

**District of Columbia Municipal Regulations 1510 TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

1510.1 Except as provided in § 1510.2, each covered entity shall provide bullying prevention training to all of its employees on an annual basis using the following:
(a) OHR training material for a three (3) hour session provided by the BPP Director; or
(b) Alternative training that is comparable in scope and content.

1510.2 Each covered entity need only provide a thirty (30) minute general bullying prevention training to employees with no direct contact with youth. This training shall cover the general procedures for responding to a report of bullying and contact information for the designated Point of Contact, or similar personnel. Upon request, OHR will provide content guidance for such training.

1510.3 Each covered entity shall incorporate information on its bullying prevention policy into new employee training.

1510.4 Each covered entity shall provide written documentation of the training provided, to the BPP Director, including the date, time and summary of the content of annual training, along with the names and biographical information of the trainer by August 15 of each year.

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