State law addresses disciplinary consequences for bullying behavior.
Idaho Administrative Code 08.02.02.111 Bullying, Harassment and Intimidation Prevention and Response.
- Graduated Consequences. Graduated consequences for a student who commits acts of bullying, harassment, and intimidation shall include a series of measures proportional to the act(s) committed and appropriate to the severity of the violation as determined by the school board of trustees, school administrators, or designated personnel depending upon the level of discipline. Graduated consequences should be in accordance with the nature of the behavior, the developmental age of the student, and the student's history of problem behaviors and performance. Effective date (3-29-17)
- a. Graduated consequences may include, but are not limited to: Effective date (3-29-17)
- i. Meeting with the school counselor; Effective date (3-29-17)
- ii. Meeting with the school principal and student's parents or guardian; Effective date (3-29-17)
- iii. Detention, suspension or special programs; and Effective date (3-29-17)
- iv. Expulsion. Effective date (3-29-17)
- b. The graduated consequences are not intended to prevent or prohibit the referral of a student who commits acts of harassment, intimidation or bullying to available outside counseling services or to law enforcement, or both, pursuant to Section 18-917A, Idaho Code. Effective date (3-29-17)
Idaho Statutes 18-917A Student Harassment - Intimidation - Bullying.
(3) A student who personally violates any provision of this section may be guilty of an infraction.
Idaho Statutes 33-1631 Requirements for Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Information and Professional Development.
(3) District policies shall include a series of graduated consequences that may include, but are not limited to, referral to counseling, diversion, use of juvenile specialty courts, restorative practices, on-site suspension and expulsion for any student who commits an act of bullying, intimidation, harassment, violence or threats of violence. Guidelines for such policies will be set forth in the rules of the state board.