Anti-Bullying

 

The Ewing Public Schools strives to maintain a positive and engaging learning environment for all students. To maintain this environment the district has implemented procedures supporting the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights.
 

General Information

 

January 5, 2011:  Governor Christie signed into law the “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights”. The new law goes into effect September 2011 and amends the 2002 anti-bullying law and provides several major changes including new definition for Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying, District Staff Functions, policy and procedures, training requirements and reporting.

  
Definition of Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying [HIB]
 

 

Types of Behavior:

n       Includes ANY gesture or

n       ANY written, verbal or physical act or

n       ANY electronic communication

n       Can be a single incident or series of incidents

 

Motivation for HIB Behavior:

n       ANY actual OR PERCEIVED characteristic

n       EXAMPLES:  race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or mental/physical/sensory disability, or ANY OTHER DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTIC

Location of Incident:

n       On school property

n       At school-sponsored function

n       On a school bus

n       Off school grounds (including cyberspace)

 

ANTI–BULLYING MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS in addition to causing substantial disruption or interference:

n       Has effect of insulting or demeaning student or group of students OR

n       Creates hostile educational environment for student by interfering with student’s education OR severely or pervasively causing physical or emotional harm to student

 

 

District Code of Conduct (Expectations for Pupil Conduct P5500)
The district maintains policies and regulations to govern student behavioral expectations and developmentally appropriate consequences with includes preventive and/or corrective action plans.

 

 Details code of conduct expectations and consequences for each elementary, middle and high school student.

 

Parent Resource Links:

www.cyberbullying.us                           School, parent and student resources

http://www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov      References and resources for parents, educators, kids and teens

 
Link to state website

http://www.state.nj.us/education/students/safety/behavior/hib/

 

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator              
Mrs. Betty Jo Prince (bprince@ewingboe.org)  609-538-9800 X7161
 
Building Anti-Bullying Teams:
     

District Regulation and Policy links:

 
 
 

Directions to report an anti-bullying incident:

         1.      Please complete the Report Form for HIB-Interactive            
            2.     Submit form to your child's building principal
            3.     Review the HIB Anti-Bullying Checklist (timeline)