Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying
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
14 Beekman terrace
Summit, NJ 07901
School Anti-Bullying Specialists
Jefferson Primary Center - Lauren Mortenson
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