HIB Resources

LEGAL DEFINITION OF HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION OR BULLYING

Definition from NJSA: 18A:37-14:

"Harassment, intimidation or bullying" means any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication*, whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents, that is reasonably perceived as being motivated either by any actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical or sensory disability, or by any other distinguishing characteristic, that takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function, on a school bus, or off school grounds as provided for in section 16 of P.L.2010, c.122 (C.18A:37-15.3), that substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other students and that:

  1. a reasonable person should know, under the circumstances, will have the effect of physically or emotionally harming a student or damaging the student's property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm to his person or damage to his property;
     
  2. has the effect of insulting or demeaning any student or group of students; or
     
  3. creates a hostile educational environment for the student by interfering with a student's education or by severely or pervasively causing physical or emotional harm to the student.

L.2002, c.83, s.2; amended 2007, c.129, s.1; 2010, c.122, s.11.

*"Electronic Communication" as used in this act:

"Electronic communication" means a communication transmitted by means of an electronic device, including, but not limited to, a telephone, cellular phone, computer, or pager;

 

To report a Potential HIB incident

  1. Make an initial verbal report to the Principal and / or 
  2. Complete the initial incident report using the form in the Resource Section below

 

Resources

HIB incident form

District Policy 5122: HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION, AND BULLYING (M)

 

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Mr. Taylor Jarvis, LSW
Ridgefield Park Jr. Sr. High School
One Ozzie Nelson Drive
Ridgefield Park. NJ 07660
tjarvis@rpschools.net
201-807-2655

 

School Safety Teams District Anti Bullying Coordinators:

Grant School Anti Bullying Specialist: Ms. Julianne Kovary (jkovary@rpschools.net)

Lincoln School Anti Bullying Specialist: Ms. Nancy Alkin (nalkin@rpschools.net)

Roosevelt Anti Bullying Specialist: Mr. James Kenny (jkenny@rpschools.net)

RPJSHS Anti bullying Specialist: Ms. Lisa Powell (lpowell@rpschools.net)


 

FY2017 Anti Bullying Report Self Assessment

FY2018 Anti Bullying Report Self Assessment

FY2019 Anti Bullying Report Self Assessment

FY2020 Anti Bullying Report Self Assessment

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