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Missouri Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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What term is used in the Missouri anti-bullying laws and regulations?

Bullying.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

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

There are no specific groups listed under Missouri anti-bullying laws or regulations. The law states that policies should treat all students equally and should not contain specific lists of protected classes of students who are to receive special treatment.

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?

Missouri does not have a state model policy.

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

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

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

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

For More Information

Visit the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s “Bullying” webpage.

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 20, 2017

Content last reviewed on September 26, 2017