Research Report

State and School District Anti-Bullying Policies

Anti-Bullying Policy Efforts in U.S. States and School Districts

Cover of "From Statehouse to Schoolhouse"

From Statehouse to Schoolhouse: Anti-Bullying Policy Efforts in U.S. States and School Districts, examines the anti-bullying policies of all 13,181 school districts across the country.

It provides the prevalence of anti-bullying policies in all U.S. school districts and whether state laws and guidance are being implemented at the district level.

In addition, the report explores whether district policies:

  • Protect students specifically on the basis of personal characteristics, such as sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, race and religion;
  • Require professional development for educators on bullying and district accountability for incident reporting; and
  • Have an impact on school climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students.

Related Resources: Model Laws and Policies.