Bullying Laws in North Dakota

Key Points in the Anti Bullying Laws in North Dakota:

Definition of “Bullying”

  • Conduct that occurs in:
    • Public schools
    • School district premises
    • District owned or leased school buses or school vehicles
    • Any public school or school district sanctioned or sponsored activity or event
  • Conduct that is:
    • so severe, pervasive, or objectively offensive that it substantially interferes with the student’s educational opportunities
    • Places the student in actual and reasonable fear of harm
    • Places the student in actual and reasonable fear of damage to property of the student

Bullying Laws in North Dakota

Bullying Laws in North Dakota – Anti Bullying Policy

Bullying – Prohibition by Policy

  • A Clear policy that prohibits a student to
    • Engage in bullying
    • Engage in reprisal or retaliation against
      • A victim of bullying
      • Individual who witnesses an alleged act of bullying
      • Individual who reports an alleged act of bullying
      • Individual who provides information about an alleged act of bullying
      • Procedure for reporting and documenting alleged acts of bullying, reprisal, or retaliation and include procedures for anonymous reporting of such acts
      • Procedure to follow in investigating reports of alleged bullying, reprisal, or retaliation
      • schedule for the retention of any documents generated while investigating reports of alleged bullying, reprisal, or retaliation
      • disciplinary measures applicable to an individual who engaged in bullying or who engaged in reprisal or retaliation
      • Require the notification of law enforcement personnel if an investigation by school district personnel results in a reasonable suspicion that a crime might have occurred
      • strategies to protect a victim of bullying, reprisal, or retaliation
      • disciplinary measures to be imposed upon an individual who makes a false accusation, report, or complaint pertaining to bullying, reprisal, or retaliation

Healthy Workplace Bill in North Dakota

The Roughrider State has not yet introduced the Healthy Workplace Bill. As of the moment, only 3 signatures are present. The bill needs 97 more signed petitions to pass the bill to the North Dakota Legislators.

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