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.
Code of the District of Columbia 2-1535.02. Bullying prevention task force.
(c) The task force shall: (5) Within 180 days of receipt of the bullying prevention policies submitted pursuant to § 2-1535.03(c), review each adopted policy for compliance with the requirements of § 2-1535.03(b);
Code of the District of Columbia 2-1535.03. Bullying prevention policy.
(c) Within 365 days of September 14, 2012, each agency, educational institution, and grantee shall submit a copy of its adopted policy to the task force, pursuant to § 2-1535.02(c)(5).
District of Columbia Municipal Regulations 1502 Adoption of a Bullying Prevention Policy
1502.2 (a) If a covered entity wishes to update its bullying prevention policy, it shall do so before the beginning of a school year, and provide a copy of the updated policy to OHR by August 15. (b) Each covered entity shall review its list of Point of Contacts annually and provide an updated list of Point of Contacts to OHR by August 15 of each year. (c) Newly authorized charter schools or newly established youth organizations that receive funding from the District must adopt a bullying prevention policy (including a Point of Contact) within three months of their opening and provide the policy to the BPP Director.
District of Columbia Municipal Regulations 1508 Annual Review and Updating of Bullying Prevention Policy
1508.1 Each covered entity shall submit an update confirming the identity of its Point of Contact and any substantial revisions in its bullying prevention policy, to the BPP Director by August 15 of each year. 1508.2 The BPP Director will review any new policies or policies with substantial edits within thirty (30) days and provide feedback to ensure full compliance including any recommendations for improvement of the policy.