Violence, Vandalism, and HIB Semi Annual Public Report

Public Meeting of the Fair Lawn Board of Education
April 24, 2014
HIB Investigations and Incidents-Report-September 1, 2013December 31, 2013
Electronic Violence and Vandalism Report System-September 1, 2013December 31, 2013
Comments by Superintendent-Superintendent and Board Secretary’s Agenda
Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying
Means: 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 property, at any school-sponsored
function, on a school bus, or off school grounds as provided for
in section 16 of P.L.2010, c.122 (C.18A:37-15.3), that
substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of
the school or the rights of 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
any 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
Principal determines
code of conduct and/or
Incident reported to Principalon/off school grounds, school bus,
school event -Complaint
investigation initiated within 1 school
day of verbal report of incident
If HIB-gives to Specialist
and Principal requests
claimant or witness to put in
writing within 2 school days
If HIB-Principal contacts
parents, guardians-confirms
with Fair Lawn letter/email
Form: O1-T1
Specialist begins investigation—
completes within 10 school daysReport can be amended after the 10
Principal completes and attaches
summary of incident—assigns Log
number-submits packet to Supt.
within 2 school days of Specialist’s
report completion
Supt. Reviews report-logs-agrees/disagrees
/modifications and returns to Principal-logsPrincipal copies Specialist-logs
Supt. Reports to BOE at next mtg.
Report (letter/email) sent to parents
of Target and Offender within 5 school
days following BOE meeting from
Principal Form: O2-T2
Fair Lawn Public Schools
HIB Policy Investigation and
If code of conductPrincipal determines
contacts parents/ guardians
Specialist submits
findings/conclusion to
Principal in report form
BOE issues a decision affirming, rejection, or
modifying the Supt. decision at the next
BOE following receipt of Board Report
Parent can request BOE hearing
which must be held within 10 school
BOE decision may be appealed to
Commissioner within 90 days
Parent, guardian, pupil, organization,
can appeal to Div. of Civil Rights within
180 days
Electronic Violence And Vandalism And HIB
Reporting Outcomes For September 1, 2013December 31, 2013
Electronic Violence and Vandalism Reporting System,
(EVVRS) to the NJDOE.
Fair Lawn Public Schools:
Substance Abuse-1
Confirmed HIB-10
Incident Category by School
Incident by Location
Victim Information
Offender Information
Action Taken
HIB - Incidents, Trainings, and Programs
Data Collection System 2013-2014
Trainings: Policy Training, Faculty
Training, Affirmative Action, Cyber Bullying,
Through Readings and Skits, Character
Education, Suicide Awareness, Etc.
Programs: Diversity Day Activities,
Guest Speakers, Peer-Social Norms,
Relationships, Sense of School Community,
Safety Issues (See List)
Board Policies:
1250.1 Civility
Inappropriate Staff Conduct
Protection Against Retaliation
Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying
Student Substance Abuse
Disruptive Students
Removal Of Students/Weapons
Assault By Students
School Safety
Reporting Violence, Vandalism, Harassment-Intimidation
and Bullying, Alcohol, Other Drug Abuse