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Process and Information

Additional Information About the Investigation

You have the right to obtain additional information about the investigation.  This information includes: (i) the nature of the investigation, (ii) whether the district found evidence of harassment, intimidation, or bullying, or (iii) whether discipline was imposed or services provided to address the incident of harassment, intimidation, or bullying.  If you would like this information or would like to further discuss this matter, you can contact the Superintendent's office with any questions or concerns.  

Board Hearing

At its next regularly scheduled meeting the Board will affirm, reject, or modify the HIB decision found on the prior page. If you disagree with the outcome of the investigation, you may request a hearing before the Board of Education.  A written request must be made no later than 60 days after receipt of this information and should be directed to the Board Secretary.  If requested, the hearing will be held within 10 business days of the request. During such a hearing, which would take place in closed session, you could address the Board and the Board could hear from the Anti-Bullying Specialist about the incident and any consequences imposed and/or remedial measures provided.  If a hearing is requested and held, the Board will issue a decision, in writing, to affirm, reject, or modify the decision at the regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting following the hearing.

Appeal to the Commissioner of Education

The Board’s decision may be appealed to the N.J. Commissioner of Education, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:37-15(e) no later than 90 days after issuance of the Board of Education’s decision. A parent, pupil, legal guardian, or organization may file a complaint with the Division of Civil Rights within 180 days of the occurrence of any incident of harassment, intimidation, or bullying based on membership in a protected group as enumerated in the “Law Against Discrimination,” P.L. 194, c. 169 (C.10:5-1 et seq.)

Information for Victims of HIB policy violation

Consequences and other remedial measures for the student(s) who committed the act(s) were imposed in an effort to eliminate such behavior in the future.  The District further supported students who were victims of a policy violation with counseling.  If you would like to discuss strategies and resources related to the issue of harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you can contact your child’s counselor at your convenience.