Kentucky Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

What terms are used in the Kentucky anti-bullying laws and regulations?

Bullying and harassment.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

What groups are listed under Kentucky anti-bullying laws and regulations?

There are no specific groups listed under Kentucky anti-bullying laws or regulations.

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 for my school or district?

The Kentucky state model policy Site exit disclaimer is available on the Kentucky Department of Education website Site exit disclaimer.

Which of the key components can be found in Kentucky anti-bullying laws, regulations, and model policies?

DEFINITIONS
Key Components Present in Kentucky State Laws and Regulations Present in Kentucky Model Policy
Purpose YES YES
Scope YES YES
Prohibited Behavior YES YES
Enumerated Groups NO YES
DISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Key Components Present in Kentucky State Laws and Regulations Present in Kentucky Model Policy
District Policy YES N/A
District Policy Review YES N/A
DISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTS
Key Components Present in Kentucky State Laws and Regulations Present in Kentucky Model Policy
Definitions NO N/A
Reporting YES YES
Investigations YES YES
Written Records YES YES
Consequences YES YES
Mental Health NO NO
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Key Components Present in Kentucky State Laws and Regulations Present in Kentucky Model Policy
Communications YES YES
Training/Prevention YES YES
Transparency/Monitoring YES YES
Legal Remedies NO NO

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

What are the Kentucky state laws and regulations that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s “Bullying ResourcesSite exit disclaimer webpage and the Kentucky Department of Education’s “Bullying and Harassment” Site exit disclaimer and “Bullying Prevention Spotlight” Site exit disclaimer webpages.

The key component framework used in the analysis of state laws is based on the review of legislation presented in the “Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies – December 2011” (U.S. Department of Education).


Content last updated on June 19, 2017