State law defines the scope of where the anti-bullying policy applies.
200-RICR-20-10-1.3.2 Supportive and Nuturing School Community
E. Prevention of Bullying, Harassment, Hazing, Teen Dating Violence, and Sexual Violence.
- Each LEA shall: a. Prevent and respond appropriately to incidents of bullying, hazing, teen dating violence, sexual violence, and related issues; b. Promote nonviolent conflict resolution techniques in order to encourage attitudes and behaviors that foster harmonious relations; c. Provide professional development, training, resources, and other means to assist students, staff, and other adults in the school building or at school sponsored activities in carrying out these responsibilities; and d. Comply with relevant state and federal statutes regarding these issues.
200-RICR-30-10-2 Safe School Act- Statewide Bullying Policy
C. At school means: 1. On school premises, 2. At any school- sponsored activity or event whether or not it is held on school premises, 3. On a school- transport ation vehicle, 4. At an official school bus stop, 5. Using property or equipment provided by the school, or 6. Acts which create a material and substantial disruption of the education process or the orderly operation of the school.
State of Rhode Island General Laws § 16-21-33. Safe schools act.
(3) At school means on school premises, at any school-sponsored activity or event whether or not it is held on school premises, on a school-transportation vehicle, at an official school bus stop, using property or equipment provided by the school, or creates a material and substantial disruption of the education process or the orderly operation of the school.