Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Information

RIH Anti-Bullying Specialists Contact Information

    District Anti-Bullying Coordinator:
      Michael Marano – ext 3827, mmarano@rih.org

    Ramapo High School Anti-Bullying Specialist:
      Matt Kohlbrenner – ext 2268, mkohlbrenner@rih.org

    Indian Hills High School Anti-Bullying Specialist:
      Tom Kersting – ext 3368, tkersting@rih.org

    As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L.2010, c.122), the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the school district's HIB webpage, and to each individual school's webpage. Please feel free to contact Mr. Michael Marano, District Anti-Bullying Coordinator if you have any questions at (201) 891-1500 ext. 2230 or (201) 337-0100 ext. 3330.

    Download 2014-2015 HIB Score Report


Legal Definition of Harassment, Intimidation, or Bullying

    Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying:
    Definition from NJSA: 18A:37-14: "Harassment, intimidation or bullying" means any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication, whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents, that is reasonably perceived as being motivated either 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, that takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function, on a school bus, or off school grounds as provided for in section 16 of P.L.2010, c.122 (C.18A:37-15.3), that 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;
    • 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.

      L.2002, c.83, s.2; amended 2007, c.129, s.1; 2010, c.122, s.11.


Resource:

    Board Policy on Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB):Policy # 5512

    Board Regulation on Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB):Regulation # 5512

    Video Introduction to the Anti-Bullying Legislation (Presented by the Morris County School Boards Association on March 3, 2011)

    Student Code of Conduct


      School Safety Teams:

      Ramapo High School

      Matt Kohlbrenner – Anti Bullying Specialist
      Travis Smith – Principal
      Claudia Dargento – Assistant Principal
      Michael Mancino – Assistant Principal
      Michael Yasosky – Teacher

      Indian Hills High School

      Tom Kersting – Anti Bullying Specialist
      Joe Collins – Principal
      Matt Bushta – Assistant Principal
      Dan Guido – Assistant Principal
      Michelle Patrickio – Teacher