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Vermont Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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

Harassment, hazing, and bullying are each defined separately.

Do these laws cover cyberbullying?

Yes.

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

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

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

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 Vermont state model policy. and state model procedures are available on the Vermont Agency of Education website.

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

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

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

What are the Vermont laws and regulations that cover bullying?

For More Information

Visit the Vermont Agency of Education’s “School Climate” 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 25, 2017