WHEN TRYING TO DETERMINE IF AN INCIDENT IS HIB, COMPARE IT AGAINST THE DEFINITION.
DOES THE INCIDENT MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING?
Harassment, Intimidation, or Bullying means any gesture; any written, verbal or physical act; or any electronic communications, whether it be a single incident or a 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 characteristic; and that:
... takes place on school property, at any school sponsored function, on a school bus, or off school grounds, as provided for in N.J.S.A. 37-15.3; and that
... substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other students.
AND, DOES IT MEET ONE OF THESE?
A reasonable person should know, under the circumstances, that the act(s) 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/her person or damage to his/her property.
Has the effect of insulting or demeaning any student or group of students.
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.
If the incident meets the criteria noted above, please complete Form A (click on the link below) and submit it. The District Anti-Bullying Coordinator will contact you.