International Bullying Prevention Conference
 
E8. Bullying Investigation: Legally Compliant?

Speaker
Mary Wisniewski, Assistant Principal, Elkhart Community School Corporation
Jill Balcom, Elementary Principal, Elkhart Community Schools
Mary Yoder Holsopple, Bullying Prevention Coordinator, Elkhart Community Schools


Description
Would your bullying investigation hold up in court? Our​ ​school​ ​district​ ​grappled​ ​with​ ​this​ ​question,​ ​spending two​ ​years​ ​consulting​ ​with​ ​legal​ ​experts.​ We​ ​developed a systematic investigation process used by our school district.​ ​From​ ​state​ ​law,​ ​to​ ​school​ ​policy,​ ​to​ ​investigation​ ​protocol​ ​and​ ​google​ ​forms--we did​ ​it​ ​all.​ ​In​ ​this​ ​session​, ​we​ ​will​ ​share​ ​our​ ​investigation​ ​process​ ​and​ ​what​ ​we​ ​have​ ​learned​ ​from this​ ​work.