• Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights

    During the first five years of implementation of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, our school district has conscientiously implemented the requirements found in the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights by following all investigation and reporting deadlines.  The district has made great strides in addressing and improving harassment, intimidation and bullying and the school climate and culture by providing training for our entire staff, advanced training for our anti-bullying specialists in each school, implementing programs for our students and staff which are designed to address harassment, intimidation and bullying in the daily school environment and by providing specific classroom lessons in an on-going manner.  While completing the Self Assessment, we learned that our school district has demonstrated strengths in the areas of providing HIB programs and other initiatives as well as procedures used for HIB investigations.  In order to promote a positive school climate, our school district has “Spirit Week” programs, assemblies,  tolerance programs and positive behavior support programs.   Students at all grade levels are informed appropriately about the HIB policy and a general awareness of the policy is evident among students and staff.  Programs, initiatives and approaches are implemented and assessed and the elements of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights are met in accordance with the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act.  The district is proud of our accomplishments with regards to the implementation of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights.

     

    Open this link for the NJDOE Self-Assessment for Determining Grades under the Anti-Bulling Bill of Rights District & School Grade Report:  2015-16 Self-Assessment 
     
    Questions can be directed to Mrs. Betty Jo Prince, District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
    bprince@ewingboe.org; 609-538-9800 X7160. 
     
    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 went into effect September 2011, 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 requirement, and reporting procedures.
     
    DEFINITION OF HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION or BULLYING (HIB)
          Types of Behavior Includes:
                ANY gesture, or
                ANY written, verbal or physical act, or
                ANY electronic communication
                Can be a single incident or series of incidents
          Motivation for HIB Behavior:
                ANY actual OR PERCEIVED characteristic
                EXAMPLES:  race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation,
                gender identity or expression, mental/physical/sensory disability,
                or ANY OTHER DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTIC
     
    LOCATION OF INCIDENT
          On school property
          At school-sponsored function
          On a school bus
          Off school grounds (including cyberspace)
     
    ANTI-BULLYING MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS in addition to causing substantial disruption or interference:
          Has effect of insulting or demeaning student or group of students, or
          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 which includes preventive and/or corrective action plans.  Details code of conduct expectations and consequences for each elementary, middle and high school student.
     
    PARENT/COMMUNITY RESOURCE LINKS:
    School, parent and student:  www.cyberbullying.us 
    Educator, parent, and student: www.stopbullying.gov 
     
    STATE WEBSITE: 
     
    DISTRICT ANTI-BULLYING COORDINATOR
    Betty Jo Prince
    220 Ewingville Road, Ewing, NJ  08638 
    609-538-9800 X 7161
     
    SCHOOL ANTI-BULLYING SPECIALISTS: 609-538-9800
    Ewing High School, 900 Parkway Avenue, Ewing, NJ  08618
         Christopher Heywood, X 2103 (Dean of Students) cheywood@ewingboe.org
    Fisher Middle School, 1325 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ  08618 &
    Frank O'Brien Academy, 1331 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ  08618 
         Erika Freeman, X 3103 (Dean of Students) efreeman@ewingboe.org
    Antheil Elementary School, 339 Ewingville Road, Ewing, NJ  08638
         Kevin Bonner, X 4106 (Dean of Students) kbonner@ewingboe.org
    Lore Elementary School, 13 Westwood Drive, Ewing, NJ  08628
         Kerry Young, X 6106 (Dean of Students) kyoung@ewingboe.org
    Parkway Elementary School, 446 Parkway Avenue, Ewing, NJ  08618
         Joseph Callea, X 5105 (Dean of Students) jcallea@ewingboe.org
     
    ANTI-BULLYING SCHOOL SAFETY TEAMS
     
    DISTRICT REGULATION AND POLICY LINKS
     
     
    DIRECTIONS TO REPORT AN ANTI-BULLYING INCIDENT
       1. Please complete the Report Form HIB-Interactive    PDF Version:  PDF
       2. Submit form to your child's building principal
       3. Review the HIB Anti-Bullying Checklist (timeline)