Outline of the state of Colorado

Bullying Policy—Review and Update

Bullying Policy—Review and Update

State law addresses accountability by requiring districts to review and update anti-bullying policies and/or to submit policies to the state for review and approval.

Colorado Revised Statutes 22-2-144. Bullying prevention and education policies - short title - study

(1) The short title of this section is "Ashawnty's Law".

(2) (a) The department shall research approaches, policies, and practices related to bullying prevention and education used by education providers in other states. On or before July 1, 2019, after consideration of the research conducted pursuant to this subsection (2)(a), the department, in consultation with the school safety resource center created in section 24-33.5-1803, shall develop a model bullying prevention and education policy. The research and model policy described in this subsection (2)(a) must be updated every three years.

(b) On or before July 1, 2019, and every three years thereafter, the department shall publish the results of the research and model policy required by subsection (2)(a) of this section on its website as guidance for school districts, charter schools, and the charter school institute to consider when developing and implementing bullying prevention and education policies.

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