South Dakota Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

What term is used in the South Dakota anti-bullying laws?

Bullying.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

What groups are listed under South Dakota state law?

There are no specific groups listed under South Dakota anti-bullying laws. School districts are prohibited from creating protected classes of students in anti-bullying policies.

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 South Dakota state model policy guidelines are embedded in state statute Site exit disclaimer.

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

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

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

What are the South Dakota state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit the South Dakota 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