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Anti-Bullying Information

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Jeanna Ribon

MS North Phone: 732-919-0095 x8204
MS South Phone: 732-836-1327 x6511
Email: Contact by Email
Home School: Howell Middle School North

HIB Form for Families/Caregivers                                                                                         (Please read information below carefully prior to completing the HIB form)


Directions: Harassment, intimidation or bullying, are serious offenses and will not be tolerated. This is a form to report alleged harassment, intimidation, or bullying that occurred on school property; at a school sponsored activity or event off school property; on a school bus; or on the way to and/or from school, in the current school year.  If you are a student victim, the parent/guardian of a student victim, a close adult relative of a student victim, or a school staff member and wish to report an incident of alleged harassment, intimidation, or bullying, complete this form and return it to the principal at the student victim’s school. Contact the school for additional information or assistance at any time.


Harassment, intimidation, or bullying means any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication, as defined in N.J.S.A. 18A:37-14, whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents, that is: 1. Reasonably perceived as being motivated by either 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 2. By any other distinguishing characteristic; and that 3. Takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function, on a school bus, or off school grounds, as provided for in N.J.S.A. 18A:37-15.3, that substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other pupils; and that 4. A reasonable person should know, under the circumstances, that the act(s) will have the effect of physically or emotionally harming a pupil or damaging the pupil’s property, or placing a pupil in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm to his/her person or damage to his/her property; or 5. Has the effect of insulting or demeaning any pupil or group of pupils; or 6. Creates a hostile educational environment for the pupil by interfering with a pupil’s education or by severely or pervasively causing physical or emotional harm to the pupil. “Electronic communication” means a communication transmitted by means of an electronic device, including, but not limited to, a telephone, cellular phone, computer, or pager.