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Washington D.C. Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies
What term is used in the Washington D.C. anti-bullying laws?
Do these laws cover cyberbullying?
What groups are listed under Washington D.C. state law?
The following groups are listed under Washington D.C. law:
- Race, Color, Ethnicity, National Origin
- Marital Status
- Personal Appearance
- Sexual Orientation
- Gender Identity or Expression
- Intellectual Ability
- Familial Status
- Family Responsibilities
- Political Affiliation
- Genetic Information
- Source of income
- Status as a victim of an intrafamily offense
- Place of residence or business
- Any other distinguishing characteristic
Schools that receive federal funding are required by federal law to address discrimination on a number of different personal characteristics. Find out when bullying may be a civil rights violation.
Is there a state model policy I can use to create anti-bullying policies at my school or district?
A new model policy is currently in development by the D.C. Anti-Bullying Task Force.
Which of the key components can be found in Washington D.C. anti-bullying laws and policies?
|Key Components||Present in Washington D.C. Laws|
|DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT|
|District Policy Review|
|DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS|
NOTE: Click on the Key Components links to get more information about that component.
What are the District of Columbia state laws that cover bullying?
District of Columbia Code § 2-1535.01. Definitions
District of Columbia Code § 2-1535.02. Bullying prevention task force
District of Columbia Code § 2-1535.03. Bullying prevention policy
District of Columbia Code § 2-1535.04. Secondary investigation appeal
District of Columbia Code § 2-1535.05. Retaliation
District of Columbia Code § 2-1535.06. Bullying prevention programs
District of Columbia Code § 2-1535.07. Reporting requirement
District of Columbia Code § 2-1535.08. Availability of other remedies
District of Columbia Code § 2-1535.09. Rules
For More Information
Visit the District of Columbia Public Schools website.
Information for this page was developed from “Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies – December 2011” (U.S. Department of Education)