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 Coordinator
Patricia Capitelli, Superintendent of Schools
Washington Park School
10 Crews Street - Totowa, NJ 07512
973-956-0010 ext. 2001

HIB Anti-Bullying Coordinators
Joseph Compel, Principal
Memorial School
294 Totowa Road - Totowa, NJ 07512
973-956-0010 ext. 1101

David Bower, Principal
Washington Park School
10 Crews Street - Totowa, NJ 07512
973-956-0010 ext. 2013

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

Maggie Morris
Memorial School
294 Totowa Road - Totowa, NJ 07512
973-956-0010 ext. 3211

School Climate Coordinator
Aldo Deodino, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction
Washington Park School
10 Crews Street - Totowa, NJ 07512
973-956-0010 ext. 2101

Downloadable Files
Policy 5512: Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Click to download
HIB Incident Form for LEAs Click to download
HIB Incident Form for Families Click to download
Totowa's Official School and District Grade Reports Click to download
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