• ANTI-BULLYING BILLOF RIGHTS

     

    What qualifies as an HIB incident?

     

    Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) means any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication, whether it be a single incident or 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,
    • takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function, or off school grounds as provided for in section 16 of P.L. 2010, c 122,
    • substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of the other students, and that:
    • A reasonable person should know, under the circumstances, 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 person or damage to his property;
    • Has the effect of insulting or demeaning and student or group of students; or
    • 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.

     

    DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CONFLICT AND

    HIB (HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION AND BULLYING)

     

                       Conflict                                                      HIB

    • “Mutually” competitive or opposing        * HIB is one-sided

     action or engagement

     

    • Includes disagreements and                     * One or more students are victims

    arguments which could lead to                   of one or more person’s

    an altercation.                                              aggression as it applies to the

                                                                        HIB definition under the

                                                                        “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights”

     

    • A normal part of growing up and            * The intent is to physically or

    of life                                                           emotionally hurt someone.

     

     

    THE SCHOOL DISTRICT’S DISCIPLINE POLICY WILL BE FOLLOWED IN BOTH CONFLICT AND HIB SITUATIONS.