• HIB Policy 5512

    Policy 5512: Harassment Intimidation and Bullying


    HIB Report 2018-2019

     As per HIB regulations, the district is required to post the self-assessment ratings. While the numbers are presented as a ratio, the state has made it clear that this number should not be turned into a percentile or grade. Below are our top strengths and weaknesses.


    1.  Specific personnel tasked with investigation and resolution
    2.   Reporting and investigation procedures
    3.   Reporting at Board and State levels.


    1.  Continue to develop HIB programming for the school, with programs like; Friends of Rachel, Pass It Along.
    2.   Proactive character education programs.
    3.  Specific staff training on both HIB and BOE policies and procedures.

    If you have any questions or comments regarding this information please contact our HIB Specialist, Marybeth Stiles, at ext. 213


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  • Safety Team

    Team Members:

    Marybeth Stiles, School Counselor
    Kerry Burneyko, School Nurse
    Michael Scott, Teacher
    Ann Marie VanSickle, Teacher
    Kim Scudieri, Teacher
    Lisa Sprofera, Teacher
    Lori Homentosky, Teacher
    Jennifer Romano, Teacher
    Linda Degraw, Teacher
    Alison Weatherwalks, Teacher
    Dawn Geisinger, Parent

    ROLE & Responsibility

    18A:37-21 School safety teams.

    18. a. A school district shall form a school safety team in each school in the district to develop, foster, and maintain a positive school climate by focusing on the on-going, systemic process and practices in the school and to address school climate issues such as harassment, intimidation, or bullying. A school safety team shall meet at least two times per school year.

    b.A school safety team shall consist of the principal or his designee who, if possible, shall be a senior administrator in the school and the following appointees of the principal: a teacher in the school; a school anti-bullying specialist; a parent of a student in the school; and other members to be determined by the principal. The school anti-bullying specialist shall serve as the chair of the school safety team.

    c.The school safety team shall:

    (1)receive any complaints of harassment, intimidation, or bullying of students that have been reported to the principal;

    (2)receive copies of any report prepared after an investigation of an incident of harassment, intimidation, or bullying;

    (3)identify and address patterns of harassment, intimidation, or bullying of students in the school;

    (4)review and strengthen school climate and the policies of the school in order to prevent and address harassment, intimidation, or bullying of students;

    (5)educate the community, including students, teachers, administrative staff, and parents, to prevent and address harassment, intimidation, or bullying of students;

    (6)participate in the training required pursuant to the provisions of P.L.2002, c.83 (C.18A:37-13 et seq.) and other training which the principal or the district anti-bullying coordinator may request;

    (7)collaborate with the district anti-bullying coordinator in the collection of district-wide data and in the development of district policies to prevent and address harassment, intimidation, or bullying of students; and

    (8)execute such other duties related to harassment, intimidation, and bullying as requested by the principal or district anti-bullying coordinator.

    d.The members of a school safety team shall be provided professional development opportunities that address effective practices of successful school climate programs or approaches.

    e.Notwithstanding any provision of this section to the contrary, a parent who is a member of the school safetyteam shall not participate in the activities of the team set forth in paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of subsection c. of this section or any other activities of the team which may compromise the confidentiality of a student.