Hillsborough Township Public Schools has always taken seriously the issue of student misconduct and specifically harassment, intimidation, and bullying. As a school community we will continue to address these issues in both a proactive and reactive manner so that we can provide a safe and civil learning environment of all students.
As of September 1, 2011 a new district policy is in effect that addresses and supports the goals of the new HIB law. It is important for all members of our school community to be aware of and adhere to this new policy. A copy of this policy is available at the Hillsborough Township Board of Education Bylaws and Policies page under 5000 - PUPILS on this website, or by downloading the 5512 - HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION AND BULLYING .pdf by clicking here.
DEFINITION OF HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION AND BULLYING: 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 either 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, 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 and that:
The new HIB policy requires that a suspected violation of the policy be reported to determine if the action was or was not a violation. Use the contact information in the sidebar to notify the school of a possible violation.