Outline of the state of Florida

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.

Florida Statutes 1006.147 Bullying and harassment prohibited.

4) Each school district shall adopt and review at least every 3 years a policy prohibiting bullying and harassment of a student or employee of a public K-12 educational institution. Each school district’s policy shall be in substantial conformity with the Department of Education’s model policy. [...]

(7) Distribution of safe schools funds provided to a school district shall be contingent upon and payable to the school district upon the school district’s compliance with all reporting procedures contained in this section.

(8) On or before January 1 of each year, the Commissioner of Education shall report to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives on the implementation of this section. The report shall include data collected pursuant to paragraph (4)(k).

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