The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 16: Education


Sub-Chapter 5: Harassment, Hazing, And Bullying

16 V.S.A. § 570c. Bullying

§ 570c. Bullying

The bullying prevention policy required by section 570 of this title and its plan for implementation shall include:

(1) a statement that bullying, as defined in subdivision 11(a)(32) of this title, is prohibited;

(2) a procedure that directs students, staff, parents, and guardians how to report violations and file complaints;

(3) a procedure for investigating reports of violations and complaints;

(4) a description of the circumstances under which bullying may be reported to a law enforcement agency;

(5) consequences and appropriate remedial action for students who commit bullying;

(6) a description of how the school board will ensure that teachers and other staff members receive training in preventing, recognizing, and responding to bullying; and

(7) annual designation of two or more people at each school campus to receive complaints and a procedure both for publicizing the availability of those people and clarifying that their designation does not preclude a student from bringing a complaint to any adult in the building. (Added 2011, No. 129 (Adj. Sess.), § 12, eff. May 11, 2012.)