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HIB Information

At Kinnelon Public Schools, the safety and well-being of our students is a top priority. We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment for all. This HIB Information section serves as a valuable resource for our students, parents, and community members. Please utilize the navigation on the left to find additional information regarding our Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying prevention efforts and procedures.

HIB Defined

WHEN TRYING TO DETERMINE IF AN INCIDENT IS HIB, COMPARE IT AGAINST THE DEFINITION:

DOES THE INCIDENT MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING?

AND, DOES IT MEET ONE OF THESE?

Harassment, Intimidation, or bullying means any gesture, any written, verbal, or physical act, or any electronic communication, whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents that:

  • Is reasonably perceived as being motivated by any actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression, or a mental, physical, or sensory disability; or by any other distinguishing characteristic; and that takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function, on a school bus, or off school grounds that substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other students
  • Takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function, or off school grounds
  • Substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other students
  • A reasonable person should know, under the circumstances, that the act(s) will have the effect of physically or emotionally harming a pupil or damaging the pupil's property, or placing a pupil in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm to his/her person or damage to his/her property
  • Has the effect of insulting or demeaning any student or group of students
  • Creates a hostile educational environment for the pupil by interfering with a pupil's education or by severely or pervasively causing physical or emotional harm to the student