SB 674 - This act defines "bullying" and prohibits school employees, volunteers, or students from bullying a student while on school property, at school functions, or in a school bus. School employees or volunteers who witness a bullying incident must report it and are exempt from civil liability. By August 1, 2007, each school district must develop its policy on bullying, as specified in the act. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education shall develop model policies by April 1, 2007. The act specifies how the policies will be published and incorporated into district training. Schools must advise anyone filing a bullying complaint that other options exist to remedy the situation, such as injunctions and restraining orders.
This act is identical to HB 843 (2005).