Nevada School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Prevention

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Nevada School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Prevention

Category: Prevention, Behavioral Interventions, and Supports
Subcategory: Prevention
State: Nevada

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LAWS

NRS 388.133. Policy by Department concerning safe and respectful learning environment.

1. The Department shall, in consultation with the governing bodies, educational personnel, local associations and organizations of parents whose children are enrolled in schools throughout this State, and individual parents and legal guardians whose children are enrolled in schools throughout this State, prescribe by regulation a policy for all school districts and schools to provide a safe and respectful learning environment that is free of discrimination based on race, bullying and cyber-bullying.

2. The policy must include, without limitation:

(a) Requirements and methods for reporting violations of NRS 388.135, including, without limitation, violations among teachers and violations between teachers and administrators, coaches and other personnel of a school district or school;

(b) Requirements and methods for addressing the rights and needs of persons with diverse gender identities or expressions;

(c) Requirements and methods for restorative disciplinary practices that align with the statewide framework for restorative justice if such a framework is developed pursuant to section 2 of this act; and

(d) A policy for use by school districts and schools to train members of the governing body and all administrators, teachers and all other personnel employed by the governing body. The policy must include, without limitation:

(1) Training in the appropriate methods to facilitate positive human relations among pupils by eliminating the use of discrimination based on race, bullying and cyber-bullying so that pupils may realize their full academic and personal potential;

(2) Training in methods to prevent, identify and report incidents of discrimination based on race, bullying and cyber-bullying;

(3) Training concerning the needs of persons with diverse gender identities or expressions;

(4) Training concerning the needs of pupils with disabilities and pupils with autism spectrum disorder;

(5) Methods to promote a positive learning environment;

(6) Methods to improve the school environment in a manner that will facilitate positive human relations among pupils; and

(7) Methods to teach skills to pupils so that the pupils are able to replace inappropriate behavior with positive behavior.

NRS 388.1333. Development of Statewide Framework for Restorative Justice by Department.

1. To the extent that money is available, the Department shall develop a statewide framework for restorative justice. The statewide framework must, without limitation:
     

(a) In accordance with NRS 392.472, establish standards for a plan of action based on restorative justice to enable a public school to address the unique needs of pupils enrolled in the school;

(b) Provide for the identification of and address the needs of homeless pupils, unaccompanied pupils or pupils in foster care;

(c) Address the occurrences of the suspension, expulsion or removal of pupils from school that disproportionately affect pupils who belong to a group of pupils listed in subsection 2 of NRS 385A.250;

(d) Provide for the improvement of school climate, culture and safety and pupil outcomes by providing information on, without limitation:
             (1) Multi-tiered systems of support;
             (2) Early warning systems;
             (3) Positive behavioral interventions and support;
             (4) The provision of school social workers;
             (5) Curriculum on social and emotional learning; and
             (6) Trauma-informed practices; and
(e) Provide for training for teachers, administrators and other school staff in:
             (1) Child and adolescent development;
             (2) Restorative justice, including, without limitation, positive behavioral interventions and support, conflict resolution and de-escalation techniques; and
             (3) Psychology, trauma and chronic stress, the effect of trauma and chronic stress on pupils and learning and effective responses to trauma and chronic stress.

2. The Department may apply for grants, gifts and donations of money to carry out the objectives of the statewide framework for restorative justice.

3. As used in this section:

(a) “Foster care” has the meaning ascribed to it in 45 C.F.R. § 1355.20.

(b) “Homeless pupil” has the meaning ascribed to the term “homeless children and youths” in 42 U.S.C. § 11434a(2).

(c) “Restorative justice” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 392.472.

(d) “Unaccompanied pupil” has the meaning ascribed to the term “unaccompanied youth” in 42 U.S.C. § 11434a(6).
      (Added to NRS by 2021, 3558, effective July 1, 2022)

NRS 388.1337. Development of restorative practices for victims and perpetrators of discrimination based on race. 

A governing body shall develop restorative practices in accordance with the provisions of NRS 388.133 for both victims and perpetrators of discrimination based on race.

REGULATIONS

No relevant regulations found.

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