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Section C: Policies and Practices
There are two items on Section C, all of which relate to policies and practices. There are a total of 20 points possible in Section C. Below you will find the criteria for Section C as well as a walkthrough for each item.
Section C.1 relates to the district bullying prevention and education policy. This policy is typically identified with the code JICDE. Specifically, this item asks applicants to describe the current district bullying prevention and education policy and how this plan may be changed to be improved. The Colorado Department of Education has developed a model policy in collaboration with the School Safety Resource Center, families of students who were the target of bullying, community members, and others that can be used as a guide to support your response to this item. A strong response on this item will describe the key features of the district's current policy as well as any revisions that will be made if the application is funded.
Section C.2 asks applicants to describe how the school will provide basic protections for students accused of perpetrating bullying. Specifically, understanding the due process procedures for students accused of perpetrating bullying and the safeguards afforded to these students. The due process procedures could include an explanation of the process that occurs when a student reports bullying.