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  2020-2021 HIB Grade - 75 points out of 78

    To report an incident of Harassment, Intimidation, or Bullying, click on the button below.

    HIBster - HIB reporting

    Also,

    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.

Contact

  • CCMS Anti-Bullying Specialists:

    Robert Bertolini, Vice Principal
    RBertolini@cliftonschools.net
    973-470-2358


    Shantel Cordero, School Counselor
    SCordero@cliftonschools.net


    Michele Gordon, School Counselor
    MGordon@cliftonschools.net


    Alanna Lesnevec, School Counselor
    ALesnevec@Cliftonschools.net

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