State law defines the scope of where the anti-bullying policy applies.
8 New York Codes, Rules and Regulations 100.2 General school requirements.
(b) provisions prohibiting harassment, bullying, and/or discrimination against any student, by employees or students that creates a hostile school environment by conduct or by threats, intimidation or abuse, including cyberbullying as defined in Education Law section 11(8), that either: (1) has or would have the effect of unreasonably and substantially interfering with a student's educational performance, opportunities or benefits, or mental, emotional and/or physical well-being, including conduct, threats, intimidation or abuse that reasonably causes or would reasonably be expected to cause emotional harm; or (2) reasonably causes or would reasonably be expected to cause physical injury to a student or to cause a student to fear for his or her physical safety, (3) Such conduct shall include acts of harassment and/or bullying that occur: (i) on school property, as defined in section 100.2(kk)(1)(i) of this Part; and/or (ii) at a school function, as defined in section 100.2(kk)(1) of this Part; or (iii) off school property where such acts create or would foreseeably create a risk of substantial disruption within the school environment, where it is foreseeable that the conduct, threats, intimidation or abuse might reach school property.
New York Consolidated Laws 11. Definitions.
For the purposes of this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
- “School property” shall mean in or within any building, structure, athletic playing field, playground, parking lot, or land contained within the real property boundary line of a public elementary or secondary school; or in or on a school bus, as defined in section one hundred forty-two of the vehicle and traffic law.
- “School function” shall mean a school-sponsored extra-curricular event or activity.