REPORT HIB

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WHAT IS HIB?

HIB means any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication, whether it be a single incident or series of incidents, that:

Is reasonably perceived as being motivated 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 character

Takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function, or off school grounds as provided for in section 16 of P.L. 2010, c 122,

Substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other students, and that:

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;

Has the effect of insulting or demeaning any student or group of students; or 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.

DISTRICT HIB SELF-ASSESSMENTS

HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION OR BULLYING, (HIB), PROCEDURES

I. DEFINITION OF HIB:

“Harassment, intimidation or bullying” is defined as any gesture, any whether it be a single act 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, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical or sensory disability, or any other distinguishing characteristic, that takes place on school property, at any school sponsored function, on a school bus, or off school grounds that substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other students, and that:

(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 emotional harm to his/her person or damage to his/her property; 

(b) has the effect of insulting or demeaning any student or group of students; or 

(c) creates a hostile educational environment at school for the student by interfering with a student’s education or by severely or pervasively causing physical or emotional harm to the student.

II. HOW TO REPORT INCIDENTS OF HIB

Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB) reporting can be done anonymously.

Respect IV. Consequence: 

An Administrator will: 1) Assign appropriate level of suspension - 1st offense – Home for Parent Conference 2nd Offense- 1 days Out of School Suspension 3rd offense – 2-3 days OSS 4th Offense-5 days OSS ((Possible Central Office intervention) 2) Notify CST if applicable. 3) Set-up reentry meeting with parents, scholars, teacher, counselor, HSSC and CST. 4) If necessary, begin process for Intervention & Referral Services. (I&RS) 5) Follow-up with counseling for victim and offender.

III. THE INVESTIGATION PROCESS

The School Counselor will: 

1) Consult with building principal principal, assistant principal, or culture and climate specialist
2) Collect and review all statements related to the incident.
3) Submit all complaints against a staff member to the Principal.
4) Document all anonymous reports and investigate.
5) Make notation in Genesis under victim and offender of all actions taken. (meeting/phone calls/emails)
6) Call parents of victim and offender.
7) Interview victim/offender/witnesses. (separately)

IV. RESTORATION: 

1) Individual Counseling
2) Group Counseling
3) Peer Mediation
4) Intervention and Referral Services

V. CONSEQUENCE: 

1) Detention
2) Parent Conference
3) Suspension
4) Expulsion

VI. BYSTANDERS: 

A student may be found to have committed an act of bullying without being the individual who performed the overt act. Examples of this enabling type of behavior may include encouraging a bully to physically attack a student, spreading rumors, or shunning a student who has been ostracized by a group. Bystanders will be subject to disciplinary action. Principals will consider the nature of the behavior before determining a remedial action and/or disciplinary consequence.

VII. RETALIATION: 

A person who commits an act of retaliation or reprisal against the individual who reported the original act of harassment, intimidation or bullying, or an individual who falsely accuses someone of harassment, intimidation or bullying is subject to the same disciplinary consequences as the original aggressor. The level of disciplinary consequence may match the level of the original consequences given to the aggressor or may increase to the next level of consequence as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. All disciplinary sanctions will be implemented with consideration of the individual’s due process rights.

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS RELATED TO THESE PROCEDURES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE PRINCIPAL (NAME AND EMAIL) OR THE ANTI-BULLYING SPECIALIST (NAME, TITLE, EMAIL). 

J.C. STUART ECDC
DR. CORA-WATERS, PRINCIPAL
ACWATERS@WBOE.NET

STEPHANIE AGIN, ANTI-BULLYING SPECIALIST

GARFIELD EAST ECDC
TERESA ANN LUCAS, PRINCIPAL
TALUCAS@WBOE.NET

ANTINETTE HOOKS, ANTI-BULLYING SPECIALIST
AHOOKS@WBOE.NET

HAWTHORNE PARK ELEMENTARY SCH.
KIMBERLY ASH, PRINCIPAL
KASH@WBOE.NET

SHERI GARVEY, ANTI-BULLYING SPECIALIST
SGARVEY@WBOE.NET

TWIN HILLS ELEMENTARY SCH.
DR. SONYA NOCK, PRINCIPAL
SRNOCK@WBOE.NET

TIFFANY PURNELL, ANTI-BULLYING SPECIALIST
TPURNELL@WBOE.NET

W.R. JAMES ELEMENTARY SCH.
TARA MELLACE, PRINCIPAL
TMELLACE@WBOE.NET

CHERYL ALSTON-JONES, ANTI-BULLYING SPECIALIST
CALSTON@WBOE.NET

J.A. COTTEN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
TARA INGRAM, PRINCIPAL
TINGRAM@WBOE.NET

SHARRON COLEMAN, ANTI-BULLYING SPECIALIST
SHCOLEMAN@WBOE.NET

MEMORIAL MIDDLE SCHOOL
ELLIS BROWN, PRINCIPAL
EBROWN@WBOE.NET

ADRIENNE LEPPING, ANTI-BULLYING SPECIALIST
ALEPPING@WBOE.NET

WILLINGBORO HIGH SCHOOL
TERESA HOUGH, PRINCIPAL

SHAWNET BRIGHT, ANTI-BULLYING SPECIALIST
(STUDENTS G-M)
SBRIGHT@WBOE.NET

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