New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR): FAQs & Resources
The Jersey City Public Schools prohibits acts of harassment, intimidation, or bullying (HIB) of students and staff. All members of the district school community have a right to live and work in a safe environment. For that reason, every school in the district has a School Safety Team headed by the Principal and the Anti-Bullying Specialist (ABS), which provides support and works to reduce the number of bullying incidents by addressing bullying behavior through culture and climate.
All student HIB incidents should be reported to the school administrator where the incident occurred. The Principal and the school ABS investigates and reports the outcome to the district Coordinator.
New Jersey has been a leader in the establishment of a strong statutory, and regulatory policy and program framework to support the prevention, remediation, and reporting of HIB in schools. Provided on this webpage are the required harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB) incident reporting forms, the updated Model Policy for Preventing HIB, and a list of frequently asked questions concerning the 2022 amendments to New Jersey’s Anti Bullying Bill of Rights Act and N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7.7 and 7.8.
to parents, students and educators at the NJDOE. LEAs are required to add the contact information for the School
Climate State Coordinator onto the LEA websites.