HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION & BULLYING

 

 District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Mr. Joseph Cappello, M.S.W., S.A.C.
(973) 661-8989
jcappello@nutleyschools.org

 

The "Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act" enacted by the New Jersey Senate and General Assembly requires that each district post staff contact information, policies, and other information regarding harassment, intimidation, and bullying.  The following information is intended to serve as a resource for parents/guardians, students and staff.

Harassment, Intimidation, & Bullying (HIB) Incident Report Form

         
Board Policies related to Anti-Bullying:

Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Grade:

The New Jersey Department of Education has released school and district HIB grades as per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights (ABR) Act.  The Nutley Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the district's HIB webpage, and to each individual school's webpage.  These grades were determined by a district self-assessment released by the New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Joseph Cappello, the Anti-Bullying Coordinator, at 973-661-8989.
 
           July 2015 - June 2016
 
 
 

Parent/Guardian HIB Presentation:

Staff HIB Presentation:


Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Definition

"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

a. 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 his/her person or damage to his/her property; or

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

c. 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.

"Electronic communication" means a communication transmitted by means of an electronic device, including, but not limited to: a telephone, cellular phone, computer, or pager.

NJ DOE Websites and Resources
New Jersey Department of Education Keeping Our Kids Safe, Healthy and in School
www.state.nj.us/education/students/safety/behavior/hib

Guidance for Schools on Implementing the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act
www.nj.gov/education/students/safety/behavior/hib/guidance.pdf

Cyberbullying Research Center
www.cyberbullying.us

Garden State Equality
www.gardenstateequality.org

New Jersey Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Prevention
www.njbullying.org

Stomp Out Bullying
www.stompoutbullying.org

United States Dept. of Health & Human Services in partnership with the Dept. of Education & Dept. of Justice
www.stopbullying.gov

Wired Safety
www.wiredsafety.org

HIB STAFF


Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Joseph Cappello

325 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ 07110
(973) 661-8989
jcappello@nutleyschools.org

Anti-Bullying Specialist
Nutley High School
Lisa Cassilli

300 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ 07110
(973) 661-8997
lcassilli@nutleyschools.org

Anti-Bullying Specialist
JHWMS
Alisa Gennace

325 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ 07110
(973) 661-8875
agennace@nutleyschools.org

Anti-Bullying Specialist
Lincoln School
Nancy Thunell

301 Harrison Street
Nutley, NJ 07110
(973) 661-8502
nthunell@nutleyschools.org

Anti-Bullying Specialist
Radcliffe School

Lauren Alfaro
379 Bloomfield Avenue
Nutley, NJ 07110
(973) 661-8820
lalfaro@nutleyschools.org

Anti-Bullying Specialist

Spring Garden School
Nancy Thunell
59 South Spring Garden Avenue
Nutley, NJ 07110
(973) 320-8384

nthunell@nutleyschools.org

Anti-Bullying Specialist
Washington School

Kelli Cerniglia
155 Washington Avenue
Nutley, NJ 07110
(973) 320-8383
kcerniglia@nutleyschools.org

Anti-Bullying Specialist
Yantacaw School

Lauren Alfaro
20 Yantacaw Place
Nutley, NJ 07110
(973) 661-8892
lalfaro@nutleyschools.org


District 504 Coordinator
Dr. James Riley

300 Franklin Ave.
Nutley, NJ 07100
(973) 661-8823
jriley@nutleyschools.org