Key Points in the Bullying Laws in Wyoming:
Definitions of “Harassment, intimidation and bullying”:
- any intentional gesture, any intentional electronic communication or any intentional written, verbal or physical act initiated, occurring or received at school that a reasonable person under the circumstances should know will have the effect of:
- Harming a student physically or emotionally, damaging a student’s property or placing a student in reasonable fear of personal harm or property damage
- Insulting or demeaning a student or group of students causing substantial disruption in, or substantial interference with, the orderly operation of the school
- Creating an intimidating, threatening or abusive educational environment for a student or group of students through sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive behavior
Bullying Laws in Wyoming – Model Policy
Purpose of Model Policy:
- To send a clear message to students, staff, parents, and community members that bullying will not be tolerated.
- To train staff and students in taking proactive steps to prevent bullying from occurring.
- To implement procedures for immediate intervention, investigation, and confrontation of students engaged in bullying behavior.
- To initiate efforts to change the behavior of students engaged in bullying behaviors through re-education on acceptable behavior, discussions, counseling, and appropriate negative consequences.
- To foster a productive partnership with parents and community members in order to help maintain a bully-free environment.
- To support victims of bullying by means of individual and peer counseling.
- To help develop peer support networks, social skills, and confidence for all students.
- To recognize and praise positive supportive behaviors of students toward one another on a regular basis.
Prohibitions Against Bullying:
No student shall engage in:
- Harassment, intimidation or bullying
- Reprisal or retaliation against a victim, witness or person who reports information about an act of harassment, intimidation or bullying
Healthy Workplace Bill in Wyoming
The Equality State has not yet introduced its version of the Healthy Workplace Bill. So far, it only has 4 signed petitions. At least 96 more signatures are needed for the bill to be petitioned to the Wyoming State Legislators.