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District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Nicole Facchinei

Phone: (973) 450-3500 ext. 1015

Email: nicole.facchinei@belleville.k12.nj.us
 

The "Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act" enacted by the New Jersey Senate and General Assembly requires that each district post staff contact information, policies, and other information regarding harassment, intimidation, and bullying.  The following information is intended to serve as a resource for parents/guardians, students and staff.

District and School Grade Report

11:37 Tuesday, March 4, 2014 *** OFFICIAL RELEASE ***

New Jersey Department of Education School Self-Assessment for Determining Grades under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights District and School Grade Report

Board Policies related to Anti-Bullying:

Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Definition

"Harassment, intimidation, or bullying" means any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication, as defined in N.J.S.A. 18A:37-14, whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents that:

 Is reasonably perceived as being motivated by either 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

1:     By any other distinguishing characteristic; and that

2:    Takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function, on a school bus, or off school grounds, as provided for in N.J.S.A. 18A:37-15.3, that substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other pupils; and that

3:    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; or

4:    Has the effect of insulting or demeaning any pupil or group of pupils; or

5:    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 pupil.

6:    "Electronic communication" means a communication transmitted by means of an electronic device, including, but not limited to, a telephone, cellular phone, computer, or pager.