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Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan
On May 3, 2010 Governor Patrick signed an Act Relative to Bullying in Schools (M.G.L. c. 71, § 37O(b)). This new law prohibits bullying and retaliation in all public and private schools, and requires schools and school districts to take certain steps to prevent and address bullying incidents.

As a result of this law, every school district in Massachusetts had to submit a Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education no later than December 31, 2010.   Wayland’s Plan includes information about the policies, procedures, curriculum, and activities that the district will follow to prevent bullying and retaliation, and how we will respond to bullying when it occurs.

The December 31 submission deadline was an important milestone, but it is not the end of journey.  As we have developed our Plan, we have done so with an understanding that new challenges and ideas will emerge during its implementation.  Thus, we welcome feedback and look forward to working together with parents, students, community members, and all staff to create a safe and respectful learning environment for all students.