State law prohibits bullying behavior.
Iowa Administrative Code 281-12.3 Administration.
12.3(13) Policy declaring harassment and bullying against state and school policy
- a. A statement declaring harassment and bullying to be against state and school policy.
Iowa Code 280.28 Harassment and bullying prohibited - policy - immunity.
- Purpose — findings — policy. The state of Iowa is committed to providing all students with a safe and civil school environment in which all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect. The general assembly finds that a safe and civil school environment is necessary for students to learn and achieve at high academic levels. Harassing and bullying behavior can seriously disrupt the ability of school employees to maintain a safe and civil environment, and the ability of students to learn and succeed. Therefore, it is the policy of the state of Iowa that school employees, volunteers, and students in Iowa schools shall not engage in harassing or bullying behavior.