West Virginia - 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.

West Virginia Code 18-2C-5. Policy training and education.

(b)  To the extent state or federal funds are appropriated for these purposes, each school district shall:

  • (1)  Provide training on the harassment, intimidation or bullying policy to school employees and volunteers who have direct contact with students; and
  • (2)  Develop a process for educating students on the harassment, intimidation or bullying policy.

(c)  Information regarding the county board policy against harassment, intimidation or bullying shall be incorporated into each school's current employee training program.

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