Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying


New Jersey has been a leader in the establishment of a strong statutory, regulatory, policy and program framework to support the prevention, remediation and reporting of HIB in schools.

HIB means any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication, whether it be a single incident or series of incidents, that:

  • Is reasonably perceived as being motivated 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; and
  • Takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function, or off school grounds as provided for in N.J.S.A. 18A: 37-15.3; a
  • Substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other students; and that:
  • A reasonable person should know, under the circumstances, will have the effect of physically or emotionally harming a student or damaging the student's property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm to his person or damage to his
    property; or
  • Has the effect of insulting or demeaning any student or group of students;

OR

  • Creates a hostile educational environment for the student by interfering with a student's education or by severely or pervasively causing physical or emotional harm to the student.

Totowa District Anti-Bullying Coordinators
Mr. David Bower, Principal
Washington Park School
10 Crews Street - Totowa, NJ 07512
973-956-0010 ext. 2103


Mr. Joseph Compel, Principal
294 Memorial School
Totowa Road - Totowa, NJ 07512
973-956-0010 ext. 1101


Totowa District Anti-Bullying Specialist
Mr. Timothy Tracy, Vice Principal
Washington Park School
10 Crews Street - Totowa, NJ 07512
973-956-0010 ext. 2103

Downloadable Files
Policy 5512: Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Click to download
Totowa's Official School and District Grade Reports Click to download
Totowa's HIB Flow Chart Click to download
Totowa's Report Form Click to download
Totowa's Investigate Report Form Click to download
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