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The Mayor's Bullying Prevention Task Force

Total public members:               12           

Method of Appointment:           Appointed by Mayor

2017 Appointments:                 0 (Public Member)            

Length of Appointment:           3 years

Residency:                               Strong preference for DC residents from all 8 wards

Paid board:                              No (all roles are voluntary)

 

Description: The purpose of this Task Force shall be to create and publicize a model city-wide Bullying Prevention policy, assist educational institutions and agencies in creating policies, and review the policies to determine their effectiveness.

The functions of the Task Force shall include:

a) Providing guidance to the Mayor on the implementation of the Act;

b) Within 180 days of the effective date of the Act, publicizing a model policy which contains the requirements under 4(b) of the Act;

c) Assisting educational institutions and agencies with developing policies in accordance with section 4 o f the Act;

d) Compiling and making available to each agency, educational institution and grantee, a list of free or low-cost methods for establiShing the bullying prevention programs authorized in section 7 of the Act;

e) Within 180 days of receipt of the bullying prevention policies submitted pursuant to section 4(c) of the Act:, reviewing each adopted policy for compliance with the requirements of section 4(b) of the Act; and

f) Promulgating guidelines to assist the Mayor in evaluating the effectiveness of the bullying prevention policies that have been established.

 

Qualifications:

a) The Task Force shall be composed of not more than twelve (12) voting members.

b) The Task Force shall include:

1. The Director, Office of Human Rights (OHR), or a designee;

2. The Superintendent, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), or a designee;

3. The Chief Librarian, DC Public Library (DCPL) or a designee;

4. The Director, Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) or a designee; and

5. The President of the University of the District of Columbia (UDe) or a designee.

c) The Task Force may include ex officio members from among the following agencies:

1. The Chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), or a designee;

2. The Director, Child and Family Services Agency (CPSA), or a designee;

3. The Chair, DC Public Charter School Board (DCPCSS), or a designee;

4. The Director, Department of Mental Health (DMH), or a designee;

5. The Director, Department of Health (DOH), or a designee;

6. The Director, Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS), or a designee;

7. The Executive Office of the Mayor, Office of Neighborhood Engagement, or a designee;

8. The Director, Office of Gay. Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Affairs (GLBD, or a designee;

9. The Chief, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), or a designee

10. The Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia (OAG), or a designee;

11. The Director, Office of Disability Rights (ODR), or a designee.

12. The Chief Executive Officer, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA); and

13. The Chief Technology Officer, Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO).

d) The Task Force shall consist of community representatives, including:

1. One (1) Teacher;

2. One (1) Administrator from an educational institution or agency;

3. One (1) School mental health professional;

4. One (1) Parent or legal guardian;

5. One (1) Youth;

6. One (1) Direct service provider; and

7. One (1) Advocate.

e) Non-District residents shall not constitute more than half of the Task Force.

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