Outline of the state of Alaska

Bullying Policy—Definitions

Bullying Policy—Definitions

State law defines prohibited behavior and may require districts to include bullying definitions in district anti-bullying policies.

Alaska Statutes 14.33.250 Definitions.

In AS 14.33.200 — 14.33.250, (1) “district” has the meaning given in AS 14.17.990;

(2) “harassment, intimidation, or bullying” means an intentional written, oral, or physical act, when the act is undertaken with the intent of threatening, intimidating, harassing, or frightening the student, and

  • (a) physically harms the student or damages the student’s property;
  • (b) has the effect of substantially interfering with the student’s education;
  • (c) is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or
  • (d) has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school;

(3) “school official” means an employee of a school, including a teacher, administrator, or noncertificated support staff or paraprofessional.

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