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State Laws and Expectations
A majority of states have introduced bullying prevention laws; All school staff should know the laws and should observe the relevant school district rules, policies, and procedures. Moreover; pertinent sections of the documents should be included in the staff handbook.
Keeping good records on the efforts relating to bullying prevention, and intervention should be included in the duties and responsibilities of all teachers. Staff members should sign an agreement that they have the information about practices, policies, procedures and state laws.
Substitute teachers and support staff members need to be encouraged to report and document incidents amounting to intimidation and harassment. When possible, staff members outside the teaching profession should take part in bullying prevention professional development activities.
Staff members should actively engage in the general acceptance of the best practices as part of bullying prevention efforts. Supervisory duties should occur with due diligence, and officials need to be alerted in case of inappropriate behavior indication.
Practical written plans should be given out to help staff with supervision parameters. Within the school, all staff levels should communicate with one another when there is suspicion of student victimization.