State law encourages districts to provide professional development for school personnel on bullying prevention and response, or requires districts to review district policy content.
Manual for School Health Programs
This manual for school health programs, developed by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), and the Missouri Association of School Nurses (MASN), recommends that all school staff receive training on recognizing and reporting bullying and identifying students at risk for suicide.
Missouri Code of State Regulations 5 20-100.255 Missouri School Improvement Program--5 Resource and Process Standard and Indicators
I-8--The district provides a safe and orderly environment for all students and staff. 4. Violence-prevention instruction, including information on preventing and responding to illegal harassment and bullying, has been provided for all students and staff.
Missouri Revised Statutes 160.775 Antibullying policy required
- Every district shall adopt an antibullying policy by September 1, 2007.