Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying Prevention Advisory Council

Model Policy & Procedures

All Vermont public and independent schools are required to have Harassment, Hazing and Bullying prevention policies. Review the model policy and proceduredeveloped by the Secretary in consultation with the Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying Prevention Advisory Council.

Per Act 129 of 2012, the Secretary of Education established an advisory council to provide advice and recommendations on harassment, hazing, and bullying prevention strategies and resources, and to coordinate statewide activities related to the prevention of and response to harassment, hazing, and bullying. The council shall report annually in January to the state board and the house and senate committees on education.

Mission Statement

The Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying Advisory Council envisions inclusive, healthy, and collaborative learning environments for all Vermont schools that are free of bullying, hazing, and harassment. We value multicultural learning environments and school communities free of prejudice and discrimination, where all students and adults feel welcome, respected, safe, and empowered to promote fairness and equality on behalf of themselves and others.

Council Members

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Bernice Garnett, MPH ScD, UVM, College of Education and Social Services, at mailto:bgarnett@uvm.edu or (802) 656-2187

Page Last Updated on December 15, 2015