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