HIB Information

National Park School District
Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) Information

Incidents of harassment, intimidation or bullying are serious offenses and will not be tolerated at National Park School. When trying to determine if an incident is HIB, compare it against this definition–

DOES THE INCIDENT MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING?
Harassment, intimidation, or bullying means any gesture; any written, verbal or physical act; or any electronic communications, whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents that:

… is reasonably perceived as being motivated by any 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; and that

… takes place on school property, at any school sponsored function, on a school bus, or off school grounds, as provided for in N.J.S.A. 37-15.3; and that

… substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other students.

AND DOES IT MEET ONE OF THESE?
–A reasonable person should know, under the circumstances, that the act(s) 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/her person or damage to his/her property;

–Has the effect of insulting or demeaning any student or group of students;

–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;

If the incident meets the criteria noted above, please complete the following information. If the incident does not meet the criteria above, or if you are not certain, please contact Mrs. Gallo or Mrs. Bittner to discuss your concern.

If you would like to report a harassment, intimidation, or bullying incident, please contact the School Anti-Bullying Specialist, complete the online reporting form or stop in the Main Office for a hard copy.

Our school district has conscientiously implemented the requirements found in the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act. Our Character Counts Education Program is infused throughout all aspects of the school environment. Over the course of the school year students are taught the importance of being Ready to Learn, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Citizenship, Caring and Trustworthiness. Students exhibiting model behavior are recognized at Character Counts  assemblies. This public recognition promotes the character traits that define our students as productive members of their global society. In addition, various activities are scheduled throughout the school year to encourage a positive, bully-free school environment. From “It’s Rad to be a Good Friend” 80s Day to marching forth against bullying every March 4, the staff intentionally promotes activities to build strong character and maintain an atmosphere of caring and trust.

National Park School Anti-Bullying Specialist Social Worker- Kelly O’Donnell kodonnell@npelem.com 856-845-6876 x. 108
National Park School Anti-Bullying Coordinator Principal- Carla Bittner cbittner@npelem.com 856-845-6876 x. 106

HIB Self Assessment Grade 2012-2013
HIB Self Assessment Grade 2013-2014
HIB Parent Contract
Policy 5512- HIB
Regulation 5512- HIB Investigation Procedures

Click HERE to download the HIB Reporting Form (paper version).

Click HERE to use the HIB Reporting Form (online version).