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Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying


Anti-bullying policy 5512

The Summit Board of Education prohibits acts of harassment, intimidation, or bullying of a student.  A safe and civil environment in school is necessary for students to learn and achieve high academic standards.  Harassment, intimidation, or bullying, like other disruptive or violent behaviors, is conduct that disrupts both a student’s ability to learn and a school’s ability to educate its students in a safe and disciplined environment.  Harassment, intimidation, or bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior that may involve a real or perceived power imbalance.  Since students learn by example, school administrators, faculty, staff and volunteers should be commended for demonstrating appropriate behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

For the purposes of this Policy, the term "parent," pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:16-1.3, means the natural parent(s) or adoptive parent(s), legal guardian(s), foster parent(s), or parent surrogate(s) of a student.  Where parents are separated or divorced, "parent" means the person or agency which has legal custody of the student, as well as the natural or adoptive parent(s) of the student, provided such parental rights have not been terminated by a court of appropriate jurisdiction.

Summit Public Schools has addressed issues related to Harassment, Bullying and Intimidation for many years. We have continued to grow and refine our efforts in addressing these issues by implementing intervention programs and informing students of the importance of being an "Upstander," not a "Bystander," when it comes to bullying.


District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Mrs. Crystal Marr

908-918-2100 x3109
14 Beekman terrace
Summit, NJ 07901


School Anti-Bullying Specialists

Jefferson Primary Center - Lauren Mortenson

Wilson Primary CenterSydnie Burnett

Brayton Elementary School - Alexis Esposito

Franklin Elementary School - Lea Audino

Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School - Erica Dorsey

Jefferson Elementary School - Lauren Mortenson

Washington Elementary School - Andrea Sadow

Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School - Monica Galasso, Laura Muller, Jenna Colineri

Summit High School - Amy Herber, Laura KaplanElizabeth AaronBrian Murtagh