Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

What term is used in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands anti-bullying laws?

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) does not have an anti-bullying law. The CNMI administrative code addresses bullying, harassment, and intimidation.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

What groups are listed under the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands law?

The following groups are listed under the CNMI administrative code:

  • Race
  • National origin
  • Marital status
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Religion
  • Ancestry
  • Physical attributes
  • Socio-economic status
  • Familial status
  • Physical or mental ability or disability

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Is there a state model policy I can use to create anti-bullying policies at my school or district?

CNMI does not have a model policy.

Which of the key components can be found in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands anti-bullying laws and policies?

DEFINITIONS
Key Components Present in Northern Mariana Islands Laws Present in Northern Mariana Islands Model Policy
Purpose YES N/A
Scope YES N/A
Prohibited Behavior YES N/A
Enumerated Groups YES N/A
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key Components Present in Northern Mariana Islands Laws Present in Northern Mariana Islands Model Policy
District Policy N/A N/A
District Policy Review N/A N/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key Components Present in Northern Mariana Islands Laws Present in Northern Mariana Islands Model Policy
Definitions YES N/A
Reporting YES N/A
Investigations NO N/A
Written Records NO N/A
Consequences YES N/A
Mental Health NO N/A
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key Components Present in Northern Mariana Islands Laws Present in Northern Mariana Islands Model Policy
Communications YES N/A
Training/Prevention NO N/A
Transparency/Monitoring NO N/A
Legal Remedies NO N/A

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

What are the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands laws that cover bullying?

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands does not have an anti-bullying law. The CNMI Board of Education administrative code establishes rules and regulations governing the CNMI Public School System.

For More Information

Visit the CNMI Public School System’s “Anti-bullying” Site exit disclaimer webpage.

The key component framework used in the analysis of state laws is based on the review of legislation presented in the “Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies – December 2011” (U.S. Department of Education) (PDF - 4.56 MB).


Content last updated on June 28, 2016