Harassment Intimidation and Bullying

Policies and Procedures

Definition of HIB according to N.J.S.A. 18A:37-14:

  • Any gesture, written, verbal or physical act, or electronic communication, whether a single incident or series of incidents,


That is reasonably perceived as being motivated either 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,


  • That takes place on school property, at any school sponsored function, on a school bus or off school grounds that substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school day.