§ 10-222d has been updated by the CT State Legislature. Effective July 1, 2014.

Schools must now notify the students of how to report bullying at the beginning of the school year. They must also give notice to the bully and his/her parents of the allegation. The school must now invite the parents of the child who bullied another student for a meeting and discuss specific interventions to prevent further acts of bullying. Below is the definition of what “bullying” is.

(1) “Bullying” means

(A) the repeated use by one or more students of a written, oral or electronic communication, such as cyberbullying, directed at or referring to another student attending school in the same school district, or

(B) a physical act or gesture by one or more students repeatedly directed at another student attending school in the same school district, that:

(i) Causes physical or emotional harm to such student or damage to such student’s property,

(ii) places such student in reasonable fear of harm to himself or herself, or of damage to his or her property,

(iii) creates a hostile environment at school for such student,

(iv) infringes on the rights of such student at school, or (v) substantially disrupts the education process or the orderly operation of a school.

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