The Mayor's Bullying Prevention Task Force
Total public members: 12
Method of Appointment: Appointed by Mayor
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.
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.