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,


Ms. Gabrielle Chinnici-Heyel

Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Coordinator

Please submit the following HIB reporting form to the school HIB specialist. HIB_Incident_Form_ForFamilies.pdf


Pittsgrove School District Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Self-Assessments
The NJ Department of Education requires that NJ School Districts complete self-assessments of the implementation of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights (ABR) Act in each of their schools. Please click on the links below to view self-assessments for each school in the Pittsgrove School District.

HIB District and School Grade Report 2022.pdf

NORMA 21-22.pdf

ELMER 21-22.pdf

OLIVET 21-22.pdf

PTMS 21-22.pdf

APSHS 21-22.pdf

HIB Documents for download
Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying Policy 5131.1
5131.1 Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying.pdf

 HIB Reporting Form
HIB Reporting Form.pdf

HIB Support Personnel
Gabrielle Chinnici-Heyel
District Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Coordinator
Arthur P. Schalick High School
718 Centerton Road, Pittsgrove, NJ  08318

856-358-2054 ext. 4111
[email protected]

Leah Reynolds
Arthur P. Schalick, Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Specialist
718 Centerton Road, Pittsgrove, NJ  08318

856-358-2054 ext. 4112
[email protected]

Allison Ford
Pittsgrove Township Middle School, Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Specialist
1082 Almond Road
856-358-3094 ext 4506
[email protected]

Tiffany Duca 
Olivet Elementary School, Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Specialist
235 Sheep Pen Road, Pittsgrove, NJ  08318

856-358-3094 ext. 4690
[email protected]

Kerry Tedesco
Elmer School, Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Specialist
207 Front Street, Elmer, NJ  08318
856-358-3094 ext. 4711
[email protected]

Priscilla Ocasio-Jimenez
Norma School Principal 
873 Gershal Avenue, Pittsgrove, NJ  08318
856-358-3094 ext. 4732
[email protected]

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