Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying (HIB) Info
The Carteret School District is committed to providing a safe learning environment for our all our students.
Listed below is the contact information for our district coordinator and school specialists, as well as, helpful resources and information for our parents and students.
Ms. Veronica Pitts, Anti-Bullying Coordinator
732-541-8960, ext. 4012, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Dara Benjamin, Anti-Bullying Specialist
732-541-8960, ext. 4048, email@example.com
Miss Toni-Marie Planko, Anti-Bullying Specialist
732-541-8960, ext. 4046, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Allison Heim, Anti-Bullying Specialist
732-541-8960, ext. 8059, email@example.com
Mrs. Sonia Galipo, Anti-Bullying Specialist
732-541-8960, ext. 2003 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Irene Massenzio, Anti-Bullying Specialist
732-541-8960, ext. 3072 email@example.com
Miss Ashley Gasparro, Anti-Bullying Specialist
732-541-8960, ext. 5049 firstname.lastname@example.org
"The statutory definition of "bullying" does not include all violent or aggressive conduct against a student. The definition, both before and after adoption of the 2010 Anti-Bullying Act, refers to conduct that is "reasonably perceived as being motivated" by a "distinguishing characteristic" of the victim, such as, "race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical, or sensory [disability]" N.J.S.A. 18A:37-14."
"The statute has not limited "distinguishing characteristic" to those specifically enumerated, but is has consistently required such a perceived motivation. Thus, harmful or demeaning conduct motivated only by another reason, for example, a dispute about relationships or personal belongings, or aggressive conduct without identifiable motivation, does not come within the statutory definition of bullying."
Reference: K.L. v. Evesham Township Bd. of Educ., 423 N.J. Super. 337, 351 (2011)
- Stop Bullying (http://www.stopbullying.gov/)
- NJ Bullying (http://www.njbullying.org/)
- Stop Cyberbullying (http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/)
- Guidance for Schools on Implementing the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (http://www.nj.gov/education/students/safety/behavior/hib/guidance.pdf)