West Virginia Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

What term is used in the West Virginia anti-bullying laws?

Harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.  

What groups are listed under West Virginia state law?

There are no specific groups listed under West Virginia anti-bullying laws.

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

The West Virginia state model policy Site exit disclaimer is available on the West Virginia State Board of Education website.

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

DEFINITIONS
Key ComponentsPresent in West Virginia State LawsPresent in West Virginia Model Policy
PurposeYESYES
ScopeYESYES
Prohibited BehaviorYESYES
Enumerated GroupsNONO
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key ComponentsPresent in West Virginia State LawsPresent in West Virginia Model Policy
District PolicyYESN/A
District Policy ReviewYESN/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in West Virginia State LawsPresent in West Virginia Model Policy
DefinitionsYESN/A
ReportingYESYES
InvestigationsYESYES
Written RecordsYESYES
ConsequencesYESYES
Mental HealthNONO
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key ComponentsPresent in West Virginia State LawsPresent in West Virginia Model Policy
CommunicationsYESYES
Training/PreventionYESYES
Transparency/MonitoringYESYES
Legal RemediesYESYES

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

What are the West Virginia state laws that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit “It Does Matter: Start the Conversation” Site exit disclaimer by the West Virginia Department 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