WHEN TRYING TO DETERMINE IF AN INCIDENT IS HIB, COMPARE IT AGAINST
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
- ...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
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 the
online form to make an official report of HIB.
If the incident does not meet the criteria
above, or if you are not certain if it meets the criteria, please contact the
appropriate building principal to discuss your concern.