HIB (Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying Information)
Christopher Columbus Middle School has a zero-tolerance policy on bullying. Contact the school anti-bullying specialist if you suspect someone has been bullied.
The Board of Education prohibits acts of harassment, intimidation or bullying. A safe and civil environment in school is necessary for pupils to learn and achieve high academic standards. Harassment, intimidation or bullying, like other disruptive or violent behaviors, is conduct that disrupts both a pupil’s ability to learn and a school’s ability to educate its pupils in a safe environment; and since pupils learn by example, school administrators, faculty, staff and volunteers should be commended for demonstrating appropriate behavior treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate harassment, intimidation or bullying.
School Self Assessment Report for HIB
While completing the HIB Self-Assessment, we learned that our school district has demonstrated strengths in these areas: training staff on preventing HIBs on the basis of protected categories and establishing school safety teams that meet to maintain a positive school climate.
Christopher Columbus Middle School - Self-Assessment 2021-2022 HIB Grade - 74 points out of 78
NJDOE Clifton School District Self Assessment Report for HIB - School Year 2021-2022 | NJDOE Report
To report an incident of Harassment, Intimidation, or Bullying, click on the button below.
Contact the Anti-bullying Specialist in your school; or tell a teacher, principal, guidance counselor or any staff member on campus.
• Tell parents or a family member
• Tell any adult you know and trust
• Additional resources can be found at http://www.stopbullying.gov
School Climate State Coordinator (HIB@doe.nj.gov)
As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L.2010, c.122), Clifton Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the district's HIB webpage, and to each individual school's HIB webpage.
CCMS Anti-Bullying Specialists:
Robert Bertolini, Vice Principal
Shantel Cordero, School Counselor
Michele Gordon, School Counselor
Alanna Lesnevec, School Counselor