Report a HIB

  • 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 communication, 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.

    It 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.


    WHICH FORM SHOULD I FILL OUT?
    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.

    If the incident does not meet the criteria above, or if you are not certain if it meets the criteria, please complete Form B (click on the link below) and submit it. The building principal will contact you.

    FORM A
    HIB Report

    FORM B
    Incident Report