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Putting Montana Students First
Administrative Rules of Montana require all schools to have policies and procedures addressing bullying behavior in schools, on school buses, at school-sponsored activities, and online. Montana Code Annotated defines law relative to bullying.
This page contains resources for students, parents and schools, including:
Visit the OPI's Civil Rights & Legal Topics Page
Visit the OPI's Suicide Prevention Page
*NEW* Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention Among Rural and Tribal Youth on the Teacher Learning Hub.
Bully Free Montana: A Toolkit for Educators, Families, and Students
Building Respect: Bullying Prevention
Administrative Rules: Student Protection Procedures
Model Bullying Policy
Four Steps for Schools
Checklist for Schools
Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) Framework
School Safety Resources
PAX Good Behavior Game:
Safe In Your Space
POWER UP, SPEAK OUT!
National School Mental Health Curriculum
Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment in Our Nation's Classrooms and Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment on Our Nation's School Buses.
What We Know and What It Means for Schools
Incident Investigation Form
Incident Reporting Form
Fact Sheets for Students
Safe in Your Space
If you're concerned your child is being bullied, here are some steps to understand your rights and addressing the situation.
You can review all the state’s bullying laws and your rights to address it under MCA 20.5.201-20.5.210.
Tips for Parents
What is Cyberbullying? An Overview for Students, Parents, and Teachers
In addition to these resources, if you believe that a child is a victim of bullying due to a federally protected characteristic such as the child's race or religion, please visit the OPI's Title IX page or contact the OPI's Title IX Coordinator at Jeffrey.Kirksey@mt.gov or call 406.444.3161 for more information
Individual Education Program (IEP) and Bullying
PACER Center Bullying Resources
Title IX Questions:
Jeff Kirksey, Title IX Coordinator - 406.444.3161
Paige Sedahl, Title IV-A SSAE Program Manager - 406.422.2821
Jamey Petersen, Coordinated School Health Unit Director- 406.437.1760