Mrs. Julie Oldham, Anti-Bullying Specialist
LONG BEACH ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT
HIB – “Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying”
“Harassment, intimidation or bullying” is defined as any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication, whether it be a single incident or a 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 grounds, at any school-sponsored function or on a school bus, or off school grounds, in accordance with law, that substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other students, and that:
“Electronic communication” means a communication that is transmitted by means of an electronic device, including but not limited to a telephone, cellular phone, computer, or pager.
Consequences and Remedial Measures for Acts of Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying by Students
Consequences and remedial measures for a student who commits an act of harassment, intimidation or bullying shall be varied and graded according to the nature of the behavior, the developmental age of the student, and the student’s history of problem behaviors and performance, and must be consistent with the board approved code of student conduct and N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7, Student Conduct.