State law addresses reporting and investigations.
Nevada Revised Statutes 388.1343. Establishment by administrator of each school; duties of administrator.
The administrator of each school or his or her designee shall:
- Establish a school safety team to develop, foster and maintain a school environment which is free from bullying and cyber-bullying;
- Conduct investigations of violations of NRS 388.135 occurring at the school; and
- Collaborate with the governing body and the school safety team to prevent, identify and address reported violations of NRS 388.135 at the school.
Nevada Revised Statutes 388.1351. Staff member required to report violation to administrator; required actions and investigation; notification to parent or guardian; written report of findings and conclusions of investigation; follow-up with victim; list of resources to be provided to parent or guardian; appeal of disciplinary action; reassignment of pupil who is victim of bullying or cyber-bullying; reports.
- Except as otherwise provided in NRS 388.13535, teacher, administrator, principal, coach or other staff member who witnesses a violation of NRS 388.135 or receives information that a violation of NRS 388.135 has occurred shall report the violation to the principal or his or her designee as soon as practicable, but not later than a time during the same day on which the teacher, administrator, principal, coach or other staff member witnessed the violation or received information regarding the occurrence of a violation.
- Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, upon receiving a report required by subsection 1, the administrator or designee shall immediately take any necessary action to stop the bullying or cyber-bullying and ensure the safety and well-being of the reported victim or victims of the bullying or cyber-bullying and shall begin an investigation into the report. If the administrator or designee does not have access to the reported victim of the alleged violation of NRS 388.135, the administrator or designee may wait until the next school day when he or she has such access to take the action required by this subsection.
- The investigation conducted pursuant to subsection 2 must include, without limitation:
- (a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, notification provided by telephone, electronic mail or other electronic means or provided in person, of the parents or guardians of all pupils directly involved in the reported bullying or cyber-bullying, as applicable, either as a reported aggressor or a reported victim of the bullying or cyber-bullying. The notification must be provided:
- (1) If the bullying or cyber-bullying is reported before the end of school hours on a school day, before the school’s administrative office closes on the day on which the bullying or cyber-bullying is reported; or
- (2) If the bullying or cyber-bullying was reported on a day that is not a school day, or after school hours on a school day, before the school’s administrative office closes on the school day following the day on which the bullying or cyber-bullying is reported.
- (b) Interviews with all pupils whose parents or guardians must be notified pursuant to paragraph (a) and with all such parents and guardians.
- If the contact information for the parent or guardian of a pupil in the records of the school is not correct, a good faith effort to notify the parent or guardian shall be deemed sufficient to meet the requirement for notification pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection 3.
- Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, an investigation required by this section must be completed not later than 2 school days after the administrator or designee receives a report required by subsection 1. If extenuating circumstances prevent the administrator or designee from completing the investigation required by this section within 2 school days after making a good faith effort, 1 additional school day may be used to complete the investigation.