State law defines the scope of where the anti-bullying policy applies.
Vermont Statutes 16 V.S.A. § 11. Classifications and definitions
(32) Bullying means any overt act or combination of acts, including an act conducted by electronic means, directed against a student by another student or group of students and that: (A) is repeated over time; (B) is intended to ridicule, humiliate, or intimidate the student; and (C)(i) occurs during the school day on school property, on a school bus, or at a school-sponsored activity, or before or after the school day on a school bus or at a school-sponsored activity; or (ii) does not occur during the school day on school property, on a school bus, or at a school-sponsored activity and can be shown to pose a clear and substantial interference with another student's right to access educational programs.