Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying
Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act
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 policy be posted.
The Summit Public Schools have 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.
All Summit Schools have been assessed at the level of "Meets" or "Exceeds" requirements in nearly all areas of the new bullying regulations. The scores are calculatedby rating 26 indicators on a scale of zero to three in eight categories to arrive at a total score, with a maximum value of 78. The rating scale is as follows: 0 = Does not meet the requirements 1 = Partially meets the requirements 2 = Meets all requirements 3 = Exceeds the requirements
This self-assessment was publicized to all interested parties last summer to allow for input. While we do not know what the next assessment process will be, we will continue our efforts to grow and develop our procedures, programs and intervention activities.