Outline of the state of Maine

Bullying Policy—Prohibitions

Bullying Policy—Prohibitions

State law prohibits bullying behavior.

Maine Revised Statutes 20-A 6554. Prohibition on bullying in public schools

3.  Prohibition. A person may not engage in bullying on school grounds. This section does not modify or eliminate a school’s obligation to comply with state and federal constitutional protections and civil rights laws applicable to schools. […]

5.  Adoption of Policy. When revising the policies and procedures it has established to address bullying pursuant to section 1001, subsection 15, paragraph H, a school board shall ensure that its policies and procedures are consistent with the model policy developed or revised by the commissioner pursuant to section 254, subsection 11-A. The policies and procedures must include, but are not limited to:

  • A.  A provision identifying the responsibility of students and others on school grounds to comply with the policies;

  • B.  A clear statement that bullying, harassment and sexual harassment and retaliation for reporting incidents of such behavior are prohibited.

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