Bullying Prevention

Maine has taken important steps to assess and improve school climate and culture, particularly in the areas of bullying, harassment, and sexual harassment, in order to assure that students are learning in a positive and respectful school environment.

In 2005, and revised in 2011, Maine law was amended to require all Maine schools to establish policies and procedures to address bullying, harassment, bias-based harassment, and sexual harassment (§15 Adoption of Student Code of Conduct, ¶H)

In May 2012, the Maine Legislature passed into law: An Act to Prohibit Bullying and Cyberbullying in Schools (PL 659). This law is in the Maine Education and School Statutes: Prohibition on bullying in public schools. The law recognizes that bullying behavior must be addressed to ensure student safety and an inclusive learning environment.

This website is available to all schools, parents, students and the general public. Please access the resources and information in order to navigate the tools necessary to prevent bullying in our schools.

Contact

Sarah Ricker
Student Assistance Coordinator
207-624-6685
sarah.ricker@maine.gov