Louisiana Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

What term is used in the Louisiana anti-bullying laws?

Bullying.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

What groups are listed under Louisiana state law?

There are no specific groups listed in Louisiana anti-bullying laws. The law states that students shall be protected equally under the law without regard to the subject matter or motivation of the bullying behavior.

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?

The Sample School Board Policy Prohibition Against Bullying--July 2012 is availabel from the  Louisiana Department of Education Site exit disclaimer. The sample policy is part of a bullying prevention toolkit developed by the Department, which includes an implementation checklist, sample letters and forms, and other information and training resources.

Which of the key components can be found in Louisiana anti-bullying laws and policies?

Key Components

Present in Louisiana State Laws

Present in Louisiana Model Policy

DEFINITIONS

Purpose

YES

YES

Scope

YES

YES

Prohibited Behavior

YES

YES

Enumerated Groups

NO

NO

DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT

District Policy

YES

N/A

District Policy Review

NO

N/A

DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS

Definitions

YES

N/A

Reporting

YES

YES

Investigations

YES

YES

Written Records

YES

YES

Consequences

YES

YES

Mental Health

NO

YES

ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS

Communications

YES

YES

Training/Prevention

YES

NO

Transparency/Monitoring

YES

NO

Legal Remedies

YES

NO

NOTE: Click on the Key Components links to get more information about that component.

What are the Louisiana state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit the Louisiana Department of Education website.

Information for this page was developed from “Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies – December 2011” (U.S. Department of Education).