Notification Letters

Using a Template Letter to Notify the School About Bullying

Parents should contact school staff each time their child informs them that he or she has been bullied. PACER Center has created template letters – one for students with a 504 plan, another for students with an IEP – that parents can use as a guide for writing a letter to their child’s school. These letters are general in nature but contain standard language and “fill-in-the-blank” spaces so they can easily be customized for your child’s situation. 

Data is important and these letters can serve as a written, factual record of what happened. Remember, if it is not in writing, it does not exist. Be sure to keep a copy of the letter(s) for your records so that you have a concise, accurate timeline of events. 

©2012, PACER Center | National Bullying Prevention Center

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