Harassment Intimidation & Bullying

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:

Pittsgrove Township School District strives to provide students with the highest conditions for learning by preserving a school community where each student is treated with respect and no one is physically or emotionally harmed.  In order to ensure respect and prevent harm, it is a violation of district policy for a student to be harassed, intimidated or bullied by others in the school community, at school sponsored events, on a school bus or when such actions create a substantial disruption in or substantial interference with the orderly operation of the school. 

The Pittsgrove Township School Board of Education and administration believes that educating children is a shared responsibility between the parent/guardian and the school community. Students will not be harassed because of their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, mental or physical disability or other distinguishing characteristics. 

As per New Jersey Statute, Title 18A:37-1 through 19, the consequences for any pupil who commits acts of harassment, intimidation or bullying may range from behavioral interventions up to and including suspension or expulsion. However, the Chief School Administrator may modify a pupil’s removal on a case-by-case basis. In addition, the appropriate law enforcement agency may be notified.

To ensure that the harassment, intimidation and bullying policy is understood, please read the district policy online at www.pittsgrove.net 

Educationally yours,

Mrs. Gerri Turner

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Please submit the following HIB reporting form to the school HIB specialist:


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