Plans must be submitted to MA Department Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) by December 31, 2010.
• Schools must update
2010-2011 school year handbooks
to include information in the plan.
Plans must include: descriptions of, and statements prohibiting, bullying, cyber-bullying and retaliation; clear procedures for reporting and investigation of bullying and/or harassment; the range of disciplinary actions that may be taken against a perpetrator for bullying or retaliation; and parental/law enforcement notification procedures