Battling the Bully: Which RI districts have complied with Safe School Act?

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Nearly a decade ago, Rhode Island lawmakers passed the Safe School Act, aimed at protecting your children from being bullied.

But the Target 12 Investigators have uncovered that the important statute has not been followed to the letter of the law.

Below, see where your child's district stands when it comes to following the law. (Updated as of 5/2019)

RI STATEWIDE BULLYING POLICY COMPLIANCE

Browse this List or Search for by School District:
District Website Bullying policy or reporting form on district site home page Bullying policy or reporting form elsewhere on site How to find bullying policy or reporting form
Barrington barringtonschools.org No Yes Click on "Student/Parents" tab at top of homepage, scroll down to "Student Support Resources," and click on "Bullying Form."
Bristol-Warren Regional bwrsd.org Yes Scroll down to "Announcements" at center of homepage.
Burriville bsd-ri.net No Yes Click on "School Committee" dropdown at top of homepage, click on "Policies," then search for "Bullying."
Central Falls cfschools.net No Yes Click "Menu" at top of homepage then scroll down to "CFSD Anti-Bullying Policy" under "Families & Students" header. Alternately, Click "Menu" at the top of homepage, then click "Documents" and search "Bullying."
Chariho chariho.k12.ri.us No Yes Click on tiny "Quick Links" link on upper-right homepage and scroll to "Bullying" icon at the bottom of next page.
Coventry coventryschools.net Yes Link on left-hand column of homepage, toward the bottom.
Cranston cpsed.net No Yes Click on "Community" tab at the top of homepage, scroll down to "Rights, Policy, Regs.," then click on "Bullying Policy."
Cumberland cumberlandschools.org No Yes Click on "Parent Information" tab at the top of homepage, then select "Report an Incident" from dropdown menu. In addition to form there is also a link to "Bullying/Harassment Investigation Flowchart."
East Greenwich egsd.net No No Not found
East Providence epschoolsri.org No Yes Go to "District Info" tab at the top of homepage, then click on "District Policies." Link to Bullying Policy appears on District Policies page.
Exeter-West Greenwich ewgrsd.org No Yes Click on "Explore" on upper-right homepage. "Bullying Report Form & Policy" is final link listed on next page.
Foster-Glocester fg.k12.ri.us Yes Scroll down to "Shortcuts" on right-hand side of homepage.
Jamestown jsd-ri.schoolloop.com Yes Scroll down to "Resources, Quicklinks" on left-hand side of homepage.
Johnston johnstonschools.org No Yes For Bullying Policy, go to "District Offices" tab at top of homepage and select "Human Resources" from dropdown menu, then click "Forms, Policies, Contracts, and Resources." For Reporting Form, go to "Student/Parent Pages" at top of homepage, then click "Handbooks, Policies, Procedures, and Forms" from dropdown menu. "COMPLAINT FORM" link is listed in capital letters.
Lincoln district.lincolnps.org Yes Scroll down to prominent link on lower right-hand side of homepage.
Little Compton lcsd.k12.ri.us Yes Yes

Under "Safe School Links" on left-hand side of homepage.

Middletown mpsri.net Yes No

"MPS Bullying Policy & Reporting Form" on hompage

Narragansett nssk12.org Yes "Bullying Policy & Reporting" link located within series of links on top, right-hand side of homepage.
New Shoreham bischool.net No No Not found
Newport npsri.net No No Not found
North Kingstown nksd.net Yes Scroll down to series of rectangular links on right-hand side of homepage, next to "Superintendent's Message." "NKSD Bully Policy" is the final link on the bottom of that list.
North Providence npsd.k12.ri.us Yes "District Bullying Policy" link prominently located on the upper-right corner of homepage.
North Smithfield northsmithfieldschools.com No No Not found
Pawtucket pawtucket1.schooldesk.net No No Not found
Portsmouth portsmouthschoolsri.org Yes No

Under "Quick Links" on the left-hand side of the homepage.

Providence providenceschools.org No Yes Click on "Students" tab in upper-center of homepage. On left-hand side of "Students" page, there are links to the district's bullying policy and reporting form in both English and Spanish, as well as a "Bullying Manual."
Scituate scituateschoolsri.net No No Not found
Smithfield smithfield-ps.org No Yes Click on "Explore" on upper-right homepage, then click on "Family Resources" and select "Bullying & Harassment."
South Kingstown skschools.net No No Not found
Tiverton tivertonschools.org No No Not found
Warwick warwickschools.org No Yes Go to "Parents & Students" tab at top of homepage and choose "Parents & Student Resources" from dropdown menu OR go to "Administration" tab at top of homepage and choose "Students & Parents" from dropdown menu. "Bullying Policy" link is found at bottom left of next page, under "Policies."
West Warwick westwarwickpublicschools.com Yes "WWPS Anti-Bullying Policy" located among list of links on left-hand side of homepage.
Westerly westerly.k12.ri.us No No Not found
Woonsocket woonsocketschools.com No Yes Go to "Leadership" tab on at the top of the homepage then choose "District Policies" from dropdown menu. "Bullying Policy" appears first in alphabetical list of policy links.
   
BREAKDOWN TOTAL DISTRICTS
Bullying policy or reporting form on district homepage 9 RI school districts
Bullying policy or reporting form elsewhere on district website 14 RI school districts
No bullying policy or reporting form found on district website 11 RI school districts

This table has been revised to show that Little Compton updated its website in response to our report.

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