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Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Information
 


Administration Building
25 Valley Road
Princeton, NJ 08540

Tel: 609.806.4200



panel expand or collapseAnti-Bullying Specialists Listing
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator:  Ms. Jessica Baxter
Assistant Principal, Princeton High School, (609) 806-4280, x 3504

School Anti-Bullying Specialists


School
Specialist
Title
Phone
Email
Princeton High School
Diana Lygas
Dean of Students
806-4280,
ext. 3538
John Witherspoon
Middle School
Cathy DiLorenzo

Adam Rothschild


Jennifer Walters
Guidance Counselor

Guidance Counselor

Guidance Counselor
806-4270, ext. 5511
ext. 5525

ext. 6581

Community Park
Elizabeth Cameron
Guidance Counselor
806-4230
ext. 6181
Johnson Park
Robin Minden
Guidance Counselor
806-4240
ext. 6381
Littlebrook
Katelyn Hoobler
Guidance Counselor
806-4250
ext. 6581
Riverside
Ben Samara
Guidance Counselor
806-4260
ext. 6724



Princeton Public Schools HIB Grades
January 2017

The Harassment Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) grades posted below were determined through a self-assessment created by the New Jersey Department of Education and completed by each School Safety Team.  Based upon the measures outlined in the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, there were eight elements factored into the score of each school.  A maximum score of 78 would indicate the school “exceeds” expectations for each element.  A score of 52 would indicate a school “meets” all state requirements.  The district grade is an average of the scores for each school.


HIB District and School Grade Report Card


SCHOOL
HIB Programs, Approaches or Other Initiatives
(MAX=15)
Training on the BOE-Approved HIB Policy
(MAX=9)
Other Staff Instruction and Training Programs
(MAX=15)
Curriculum and Instruction on HIB and Related Information and Skills
(MAX=6)
HIB Personnel
(MAX=9)
School-Level HIB Incident Reporting Procedure
(MAX=6)
HIB Investigative Procedure
(MAX=12)
HIB Reporting
(MAX=6)
School Grade
(MAX=78)
Princeton High School
14
9
15
6
9
6
12
6
77
John Witherspoon Middle School
15
9
15
6
9
6
12
6
78
Community Park School
15
9
15
6
9
6
12
6
78
Johnson Park School
15
9
15
6
9
6
12
6
78
Littlebrook School
15
9
15
6
9
6
12
6
78
Riverside School
15
9
15
6
9
6
12
6
78
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DISTRICT GRADE
78

HIB Background
Beginning in September of the 2011-2012 school year, the Princeton Public Schools have conscientiously implemented the requirements found in the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act.  Building on a long-standing focus on positive school culture, our district took steps to train all staff to identify, report, and address bullying behaviors in a timely fashion.  We also took measures to educate parents, students, members of the Board of Education and of the community regarding definitions of bullying and expectations regarding respectful behavior.

Strengths
In analyzing our Self-Assessment, we identified the following areas of strength:
  • Annual training of staff, including all new employees
  • Timely reporting and investigation of incidents
  • Regular meetings of School Safety Teams
  • Activities in each school during Week of Respect
  • The implementation of approaches such as ongoing character education and Responsive Classroom to create a school-wide culture of respect
  • Notification of parents of both alleged offenders and alleged targets
  • Support from community partners in providing leadership training and individual counseling
Areas for Enhancement

In analyzing our Self-Assessment, we identified the following areas for focus:
  • Annual surveys of students to gather data about bullying behaviors and the effectiveness of programs and interventions
  • Training on HIB policy for contracted workers and volunteers
Next Steps

The Princeton Public Schools are committed to exceeding the expectations set forth in the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights and to creating an environment of safety and respect for every student and adult.  We look forward to increasing the articulation between our administrators at the middle school and high school regarding responses to incidents of HIB and strategies for reducing them. We are also hopeful that our efforts to make diversity and racial literacy central to our work as a school district will continue to enhance access, engagement, and a sense of belonging for all students.


Princeton Public Schools Forms and Policies

Forms and policies relating to harassment, intimidation and bullying:




In 2010, recognizing the need for an accessible, go-to source of information for both adults and children in need, the Counseling Department of Princeton Public Schools created "PRS United." PRS United features distinct and detailed sections covering the bully, the bullied (or the victim) and the bystander. Each section contains strategies, resources and videos. There is also a mini-section dedicated to the ever-growing problem of cyberbullying. The website features links to district resources as well as information on where to go and what to do if there is a bullying situation.

By creating this website, the counselors hope to spark discussions about this important topic within the community and bolster conversations already taking place.



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