• Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying

     

     

                                               
     
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    Margate City School District, Anti-Bullying Coordinator (ABC)
    Ryan Gaskill
    rgaskill@margateschools.org
    609-822-2080 x300


    William H. Ross III Elementary School, Anti-Bullying Specialist (ABS)
    Mrs. Christy Stack
    cstack@margateschools.org
    609-822-2080 x300


    Eugene A. Tighe Middle School, Anti-Bullying Specialist (ABS)
    Dr. Jacque Jones
    jjones@margateschools.org
    609-822-2353 x100


    SCHOOL SAFETY TEAM (SST)
    Ryan Gaskill, Anti-Bullying Coordinator (ABC)
    Mrs. Christy Stack, Anti-Bullying Specialist (ABS) - Ross
    Dr. Jacque Jones, Anti-Bullying Specialist (ABS) - Tighe
    Ryan Gaskill, Principal - Ross
    Mrs. Audrey Becker, Principal - Tighe

    Mrs. Anita Grimley, Teacher - Ross
    Mr. Chris Andersen, Teacher - Tighe
    Mrs. Wendy Finkenauer, Parent - Ross
    Mrs. Lisa Drexler, Parent - Tighe School

     

    BULLYING REVIEW
    Definition of HIB under N.J.S.A. 18A:37-14:
    – Any gesture, written, verbal or physical act, or electronic communication, whether a single incident or series of incidents,
    AND
    – 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,
    AND
    – That takes place on school property, at any school sponsored function, on a school bus or off school grounds that substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school
    AND that:
    - Any gesture, any written, any verbal or physical act … and that:
    (a) a reasonable person should know . . . will have the effect of physically or emotionally harming a student or damaging the student’s property, or placing the student in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm to his person or . . . property; or
    (b) has the effect of insulting or demeaning any student or group of students in such a way as to cause substantial disruption in, or substantial interference with, the orderly operation of the school;
    (c) creates a hostile environment at school for the student;
    or
    (d) infringes on the rights of the student at school.
     
    Additionally:
    “The statutory definition of “bullying” does not include all violent or aggressive conduct against a student. The definition, both before and after adoption of the 2010 Anti-Bullying Act, refers to conduct that is “reasonably perceived as being motivated” by a “distinguishing characteristic” of the victim, such as, “race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical, or sensory [disability]”

    N.J.S.A. 18A:37-14.”
    “The statute has not limited “distinguishing characteristic” to those specifically enumerated, but it has consistently required such a perceived motivation. Thus, harmful or demeaning conduct motivated only by another reason, for example, a dispute about relationships or personal belongings, or aggressive conduct without identifiable motivation, does not come within the statutory definition of bullying.”
    – K.L. v. Evesham Township Bd. of Educ., 423 N.J. Super. 337, 351 (2011)


    GRADES FOR ANTI-BULLYING SELF ASSESSMENT


     

H. I. B. School Grade Report

Contacts

  • Mr. Ryan Gaskill

    Business:  609-822-2080 x300
    Email:  rgaskill@margateschools.org