Vermont Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Harassment, hazing, and bullying are each defined separately.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes. 

What groups are listed under Vermont state law?

The following groups are listed under Vermont anti-bullying laws:

  • Race
  • Creed
  • Color
  • National origin
  • Marital status
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Disability

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

The Vermont state model policy is available on the Vermont Agency of Education website.

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

DEFINITIONS
Key ComponentsPresent in Vermont State LawsPresent in Vermont Model Policy
PurposeYESYES
ScopeYESYES
Prohibited BehaviorYESYES
Enumerated GroupsYESYES
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key ComponentsPresent in Vermont State LawsPresent in Vermont Model Policy
District PolicyYESN/A
District Policy ReviewNON/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Vermont State LawsPresent in Vermont Model Policy
DefinitionsYESN/A
ReportingYESYES
InvestigationsYESYES
Written RecordsYESYES
ConsequencesYESYES
Mental HealthNOYES
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in Vermont State LawsPresent in Vermont Model Policy
CommunicationsYESYES
Training/PreventionYESYES
Transparency/MonitoringYESYES
Legal RemediesNONO

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

What are the Vermont state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit “Safe Schools” by the Vermont Agency of Education.

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