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?

South Dakota specifically restricts school district anti-bullying policies to include mention of any specific groups.

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?

Yes. The South Dakota model policy for bullying appears within the legislative text of Senate Bill No. 130 http://www.hhs.gov/Disclaimer.html.

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

Key Components

Present in South Dakota State Laws

Present in South Dakota Model Policy

DEFINITIONS

Purpose

NO

NO

Scope

YES

NO

Prohibited Behavior

YES

NO

Enumerated Groups

NO

NO

DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT

District Policy

YES

N/A

District Policy Review

NO

N/A

DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS

Definitions

NO

N/A

Reporting

NO

YES

Investigations

NO

YES

Written Records

NO

YES

Consequences

YES

YES

Mental Health

NO

NO

ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS

Communications

NO

YES

Training/Prevention

NO

YES

Transparency/Monitoring

NO

YES

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?

It should be noted that South Dakota Senate Bill No. 130 Site exit disclaimer was signed into law on March 19, 2012. Therefore, it does not currently appear in the South Dakota Codified Laws Site exit disclaimer.

For More Information

Visit the South Dakota 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).