Wyoming Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.  

What groups are listed under Wyoming state law?

There are no specific groups listed in Wyoming 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?

A state model policy, Anti Bullying Model Policy I-II, is available by request from the Wyoming Department of Education.

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

Key ComponentsPresent in Wyoming State LawsPresent in Wyoming Model Policy

DEFINITIONS

Purpose

YES

YES

Scope

YES

YES

Prohibited Behavior

YES

YES

Enumerated Groups

NO

YES

DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT

District Policy

YES

N/A

District Policy Review

NO

N/A

DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS

Definitions

YES

N/A

Reporting

YES

YES

Investigations

YES

YES

Written Records

YES

YES

Consequences

YES

YES

Mental Health

NO

YES

ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS

Communications

YES

YES

Training/Prevention

YES

YES

Transparency/Monitoring

NO

NO

Legal Remedies

YES

NO

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

What are the Wyoming state laws that cover bullying?

  • Wyoming Statute Annotated §21-4-311 – Safe school climate act
  • Wyoming Statute Annotated §21-4-312 – Definitions
  • Wyoming Statute Annotated §21-4-313 – Prohibition against harassment, intimidation or bullying; reporting to school officials
  • Wyoming Statute Annotated §21-4-314 – School district implementation; state policies, training and technical assistance
  • Wyoming Statute Annotated §21-4-315 – Applicability; no civil liability created; immunity

For More Information

Visit the Wyoming 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)