Welcome to the Hillsdale Public Schools
Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Website
On September 1, 2011 the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, which addresses harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB) went into effect in the state of New Jersey. The bill requires schools to implement policies addressing HIB, to train all school employees, to educate students, to establish investigating and reporting procedures and to establish a school safety team to evaluate the climate in the building. The new law also expands the rights of students and parents and has changed how we define HIB in schools. The information on this website will help you to gain an understanding of the district's mission and plan to keep all of our students safe!
If your child is experiencing a problem in school, please contact your building Guidance Counselor or Principal. The issue may or may not rise to the standard of harassment, intimidation or bullying as defined by this law, but if it is a problem for your child, it needs to be addressed. Our staff has been trained on this new legislation, our district HIB Policy and Procedure and our district code of conduct.
It is our plan to conduct a number of parent training sessions, not only on this legislation, but on topics that may help you, as parents to deal proactively with issues that can make your child more vulnerable to becoming either a victim, or an agressor.
Please click on each button on the left to find out more about the Hillsdale School District’s initiative in this area.