Info for Parents
If you're concerned your child is being bullied, here are some steps to understand your rights and addressing the situation.
- Understand that Montana law defines bullying and the responsibility of schools to address bullying activity.
- Review the MCA Definition of bullying to determine if the behavior falls under the prohibited behaviors.
- Ask to see a copy of the school’s bullying policy and procedures. Administrative Rules of Montana, 10.55.719 identifies the ways in which the school’s policy must protect students from bullying.
- Report the incident to the school and follow any necessary procedures under the school’s bullying policy.
You can review all the state’s bullying laws and your rights to address it under MCA 20.5.201-20.5.210.