Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying policy
School Self-Assessment for Determining Grades under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights
Beginning with the September 2011-2012 school year, our district has conscientiously implemented the requirements found in the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act by providing a wealth of training and programs to staff, students and parents alike. After the first two years of implementation, the New Jersey Department of Education asked school districts to complete a self-assessment to assist in determining their status in complying with the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act(ABR).
Each school was asked to examine the degree of compliance in eight categories in order to determine their areas of strength and areas in need of further growth. The schools were required to have the necessary documentation to substantiate their scores. Throughout the self-assessment, school safety team members examined initiatives aimed at addressing anti-bullying and the improvement of school climates, school cultures and other conditions that negatively affect student learning and growth.
The attached spreadsheet reflects Little Silver’s self-assessment scores. As a district with very high standards, we examined each category through the lens of how we can improve our programs each year. For our first self-assessment (2012-13), our district received 66 of a possible 75 points. For this last reported school year (2014-15), we scored 74 out of a possible 75.