Anti-Bullying

Garfield School District's Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights

Beginning September 2011, the Garfield School District will be implementing all procedures required by State Law on Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying.  The Garfield School District prohibits all acts of harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any pupil or other person. 

The “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act," enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey requires that the following staff contacts and district policies be posted: District Anti-Bullying Coordinator, School Anti-Bullying Specialist, Anti-Bullying Policy, and Code of Conduct Policy.


UPDATE: July 1, 2022 HIB Law Changes:
Several changes went into effect on July 1, 2022 and will be applicable this upcoming school year. Some of the changes have to do with investigation and notification procedures. However, there are a few significant changes that will impact students and families that are listed below.
HIB results will now become a part of an offender’s PERMANENT RECORD. School student records are confidential. The question about whether a student has been suspended has recently been removed from 
the general portion of the college common application. However, individual colleges are requesting the information and some colleges are now even requesting complete conduct records. These student records are also subject to subpoena.

The amendments to the law also include LIABILITY FOR PARENTS. According to the law, parents who demonstrate willful or deliberate disregard in the exercise of supervision and control over the conduct of a minor adjudicated to be delinquent of cyber harassment (a fourth-degree crime) may be liable in a civil action. In other words, parents can be sued for their child’s communications via text messaging and social media.
Parent/Guardian (s) can be FINED. Provides that parent or guardian may be fined up to $100 for the first offense, and up to $500 for subsequent offenses for failing to comply with a court order.
Parent/Guardian (s) and Students ATTEND MANDATORY CLASS or TRAINING. After the third offense the student along with their parent/guardian must attend a class or training. The offenses can consist of one in 3rd grade, 6th grade and 9th grade.

 

Guidance for Parents click here

District Parent HIB Brochure
click here




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