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The Fort Lee Public Schools is committed to maintaining a positive, safe, and engaging learning environment for all students. As such, the district has implemented procedures supporting the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights. In accordance with the law, please find the contact information for our district Anti-Bullying Coordinator and Anti-Bullying Specialists in our schools, as well as helpful resources and information for parents and students below.
 

School Self-Assessment for Determining Grades under Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act

During the first two years of implementation of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, Fort Lee Public Schools has made progress in addressing and improving harassment, intimidation, and bullying and the school climate and culture by implementing various anti-bullying programs and staff training. Attached is the District and School Grade Report from the New Jersey Department of Education School Self-assessment for Determining Grades under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights.
[2012-2013 Grades] [2013-2014 Grades] [HIB Self-Assessment Presentation]

 

Definition of Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying

 
Under New Jersey law, “harassment, intimidation, or bullying” means any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act or any electronic communication, whether it is 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 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.
District Policy and Regulation Links
 
Instructions to Report a Suspected Bullying Incident
  1. Please complete a Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Report Form.
  2. Submit form to the building principal.
  3. Review the Anti-Bullying Checklist (timeline).
  1. Resources for Parents and Students
 
Peter Emr
2175 Lemoine Avenue, 6th Floor
Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024

201-585-4612;7519
pemr@flboe.com
School Anti-Bullying Specialists

Fort Lee High School
Debra Brigida, Guidance Counselor
3000 Lemoine Avenue
Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024
201-585-4675;6514
dbrigida@flboe.com


Fort Lee High School
David Cuozzo, Student Assistance Counselor (SAC)/School Counselor
3000 Lemoine Avenue
Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024
201-585-4675;6621

dcuozzo@flboe.com
 

Lewis F. Cole Middle School
Angela Waack, Guidance Counselor
467 Stillwell Avenue
Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024
201-585-4660;5505
awaack@flboe.com

School No. 1
Marisa Buonomo, Guidance Counselor
250 Hoym Street
Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024
201-585-4620;1503
mbuonomo@flboe.com

School No. 2
Aimee DeSheplo, Guidance Counselor
2047 Jones Road
Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024
201-585-4630;2503
adesheplo@flboe.com

School No. 3
Meghan Lynch, Guidance Counselor
2405 Second Street
Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024
201-585-4640;3503
mlynch@flboe.com

School No. 4
Nancy Sanders, Guidance Counselor
1193 Anderson Avenue
Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024
201-585-4650;4503
nsanders@flboe.com
District Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying forms and documents
  1. Checklist for Investigation of Reports of HIB
  2. Harassment, Intimidation, & Bullying Contact Info Form (fillable)
  3. Harassment, Intimidation, & Bullying Report Form
  4. Investigation Report Form (Pupil Accused)
  5. Investigation Report Form (Non-Pupil Accused)
  6. Target/Accused/Witness Interview Statement (fillable)
  7. Target/Accused/Witness Interview Statement (non-fillable)
  8. Superintendent Report Form
  9. District Anti-Bullying Coordinator Job Responsibilities
  10. School Anti-Bullying Specialist Job Responsibilities
  11. School Safety (Climate) Team Job Responsibilitie
  12. NJDOE HIB PD Guidance (released 10-17-11)
  13. Guidance for Schools on Implementing the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act
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