Bullying affects many students, including students with disabilities.  Read more about Pennsylvania’s laws and resources, along with guidance from the federal Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Education.

opens in a new windowWhat are Pennsylvania’s anti-bullying laws and policies?

opens in a new windowOffice for Safe Schools: Office for Safe Schools coordinates school safety and security programs, collection of the annual school violence statistics, coordination of anti-violence efforts, and development of policies and strategies to combat school violence.

opens in a new windowBullying and Children and Youth with Disabilities and Special Health Needs.opens PDF file

Federal Guidance on Bullying

opens in a new windowUS Department of Education Press Release : Bullying of Students with Disabilities Addressed in Guidance to America’s Schools : October 21, 2014

opens in a new windowBullying Guidanceopens PDF file : Dear Colleague letter, October 21, 2014 : US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights

opens in a new windowBullying of Students with Disabilitiesopens PDF file : Dear Colleague letter, August 20, 2013: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

opens in a new windowEffective Evidence-based Practices for Preventing and Addressing Bullyingopens PDF file : Enclosure to August 20, 2013 Dear Colleague letter

opens in a new windowHarassment and Bullyingopens PDF file : Dear Colleague letter, August 26 2010, Office for Civil Rights

opens in a new windowBackground, Summary, and Fast Facts on Dear Colleague Letter Harassment and Bullying (October 26, 2010)opens PDF file

opens in a new windowDisability Harrassment: Dear Colleague letter, July 25, 2000, Office for Civil Rights