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.
Office 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.
Federal Guidance on Bullying
US Department of Education Press Release : Bullying of Students with Disabilities Addressed in Guidance to America’s Schools : October 21, 2014
Bullying Guidance: Dear Colleague letter, October 21, 2014 : US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights
Bullying of Students with Disabilities: Dear Colleague letter, August 20, 2013: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Effective Evidence-based Practices for Preventing and Addressing Bullying: Enclosure to August 20, 2013 Dear Colleague letter
Harassment and Bullying: Dear Colleague letter, August 26 2010, Office for Civil Rights
Disability Harrassment: Dear Colleague letter, July 25, 2000, Office for Civil Rights