Michigan Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Bullying.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

What groups are listed under Michigan state law?

There are no specific groups listed under Michigan anti-bullying laws. The law states that all pupils are protected and that bullying is equally prohibited without regard to subject matter or motivation.

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 Michigan state model policy Site exit disclaimer is available on the Michigan Department of Education website Site exit disclaimer.

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

DEFINITIONS
Key Components Present in Michigan State Laws Present in Michigan Model Policy
Purpose NO YES
Scope YES YES
Prohibited Behavior YES YES
Enumerated Groups NO YES
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key Components Present in Michigan State Laws Present in Michigan Model Policy
District Policy YES N/A
District Policy Review YES N/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key Components Present in Michigan State Laws Present in Michigan Model Policy
Definitions YES N/A
Reporting YES YES
Investigations YES YES
Written Records YES NO
Consequences YES YES
Mental Health NO NO
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key Components Present in Michigan State Laws Present in Michigan Model Policy
Communications YES YES
Training/Prevention YES YES
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 Michigan state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit the Michigan Department of Education website Site exit disclaimer.

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 - 4.6 MB).


Content last updated on June 28, 2016