Summary

                            To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to address and take action to prevent bullying and harassment of students.

Introduced in House
Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2017

This bill amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require
states to direct their local educational agencies (LEAs) to establish policies
that prevent and prohibit conduct, including bullying and harassment, that is
sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive to: (1) limit students' ability to
participate in, or benefit from, school programs; or (2) create a hostile or
abusive educational environment that adversely affects students' education.

LEAs shall also provide: (1) students, parents, and educational professionals
with annual notice of the conduct prohibited in their disciplinary policies; (2)
students and parents with grievance procedures that target such conduct; and (3)
the public with annual data on the incidence and frequency of that conduct at
the school and LEA level.

The Department of Education must conduct, and report on, an independent biennial
evaluation of programs and policies to combat bullying and harassment in
elementary and secondary schools. The National Center for Education Statistics
shall collect state data to determine the incidence and frequency of the conduct
prohibited by LEA disciplinary policies.



                        

Actions

  • Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

    Apr 5th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Apr 5th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Apr 5th, 2017