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

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

State law encourages districts to provide professional development for school personnel on bullying prevention and response, or requires districts to review district policy content.

Missouri Revised Statutes 160.775 Antibullying policy required

  1. Each district’s antibullying policy shall be included in the student handbook and shall require, at a minimum, the following components:

    • (7) A process for discussing the district’s antibullying policy with students and training school employees and volunteers who have significant contact with students in the requirements of the policy, including, at a minimum, the following statements:

    • (a) The school district shall provide information and appropriate training to the school district staff who have significant contact with students regarding the policy;

    • (b) The school district shall give annual notice of the policy to students, parents or guardians, and staff;

    • (c) The school district shall provide education and information to students regarding bullying, including information regarding the school district policy prohibiting bullying, the harmful effects of bullying, and other applicable initiatives to address bullying, including student peer-to-peer initiatives to provide accountability and policy enforcement for those found to have engaged in bullying, reprisal, or retaliation against any person who reports an act of bullying;

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