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.

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

DEFINITIONS
Key ComponentsPresent in South Dakota State LawsPresent in South Dakota Model Policy
PurposeNONO
ScopeYESNO
Prohibited BehaviorYESNO
Enumerated GroupsNONO
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key ComponentsPresent in South Dakota State LawsPresent in South Dakota Model Policy
District PolicyYESN/A
District Policy ReviewNON/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in South Dakota State LawsPresent in South Dakota Model Policy
DefinitionsNON/A
ReportingNOYES
InvestigationsNOYES
Written RecordsNOYES
ConsequencesYESYES
Mental HealthNONO
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in South Dakota State LawsPresent in South Dakota Model Policy
CommunicationsNOYES
Training/PreventionNOYES
Transparency/MonitoringNOYES
Legal RemediesNONO

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.

Information for this page was developed from “Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies – December 2011” (U.S. Department of Education) (PDF - 4.56 MB).


Content last updated on March 31, 2014