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HIB (Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying)

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator:
Debora Engelfried, Director Data Analysis and Programs
31 Hazel Street, Morristown, NJ, 07960
Phone: (973) 292-2300 Ext. 2123
Email:  debora.engelfried@msdk12.net

School Anti-Bullying Specialists

NJDOE School Climate State Coordinator
Email: HIB@doe.nj.gov

Under New Jersey Law, “harassment, intimidation, or bullying” means any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication, as defined in N.J.S.A. 18A:37-14, whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents that:

  1. Is reasonably perceived as being motivated by either 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;

  2. 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. 18A:37-15.3;

  3. Substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other students; and that

    1. 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 their person or damage to their property; or

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

    3. 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.