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: 2017-2018 Self-Assessment
Questions can be directed to Dr. Karen Allen (Benton), District Anti-Bullying Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org; 609-538-9800 X7160.