Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying

HIB (Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying) Definition:  HIB 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 an 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;
  • Takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function, or on a school bus; or off school grounds, as provided for in N.J.S.A. 18A:37-15.3,
  • 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; or
  • 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.

BHSEC’s grade for the prevention of harassment, intimidation, and bullying in 2018 was 73 out of a possible 78, while the overall district grade was 69.

Guidance for Schools on Implementing the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (P.L.2010, c.122)

Mrs. Dana Hamilton MSW

Anti-Bullying Specialist & School Social Worker

Phone: (973) 733-6912   Fax: (973) 733-8361

Email: Dhamilton@nullnps.k12.nj.us

Bard High School Early College

321 Bergen Street, Newark NJ 07103


Ms. Karen Fennell MS MFT

Senior Manager of Operations and Compliance

HIB ABR District Coordinator

Phone: (973) 424-4367 Fax: (973) 733-6768

email: KFennell@nullnps.k12.nj.us

The Newark Public Schools

2 Cedar Street, Newark NJ 07102