Idaho - Professional Development for Bullying Prevention: Staff Qualifications and Professional Development

Area: 
Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation
Summary: 

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

Idaho Statutes 33-16-31 Requirements for Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Information and Professional Development.

(2) School districts and charter schools shall provide ongoing professional development to build skills of all school staff members to prevent, identify and respond to harassment, intimidation and bullying. The state board shall promulgate rules regarding the content of the professional development required by this subsection.


Idaho Administrative Code 08.02.02.111 Bullying, Harassment and Intimidation Prevention and Response.

02. Professional Development. The content of ongoing professional development for school staff related to bullying, harassment and intimidation shall include: Effective date (3-29-17)

  • a. School philosophy regarding school climate and student behavior expectations; Effective date (3-29-17)

  • b. Definitions of bullying, harassment, and intimidation; Effective date (3-29-17)

  • c. School prevention strategies or programs including the identification of materials to be distributed annually to students and parents; Effective date (3-29-17)

  • d. Expectations of staff intervention for bullying, harassment, and intimidation; Effective date (3-29-17)

  • e. School process for responding to bullying, harassment, and intimidation including the reporting process for students and staff, investigation protocol, the involvement of law enforcement, related student support services and parental involvement; and Effective date (3-29-17)

  • f. Other topics as determined appropriate by the school district or charter school. Effective date (3-29-17)
    Source: Idaho Office of the Administrative Rules Coordinator

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