WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- The release of the HIB Self-Assessment Report was the first presentation at November's Wood-Ridge Board of Education meeting on Monday night, both in person and online.

The meeting opened with the HIB (Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying) report presented by Keith Lisa, the district’s Anti-bullying Coordinator. The self-assessment was submitted to the New Jersey Department of Education for the 2019-20 school year. It is rated on a scale of 0 to 3, with 0 indicating a school ‘Did not meet requirements’ and 3 meaning a school ‘Exceeded meeting requirements,’ with a maximum of 78 points available. The assessment covered eight core elements, which has sub-sections:

HIB Programs, Approaches or Other Initiatives
Training on the BOE-approved HIB Policy and Procedures
Other Staff Instruction and Training Programs
Curriculum and Instruction on HIB and Related Information and Skills
HIB Personnel
School-Level HIB Incident Reporting Procedure
HIB Investigation Procedure
HIB Reporting

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The scores for district’s schools were:

Catherine E. Doyle Elementary School    55

Wood-Ridge Intermediate School             58

Wood-Ridge Junior/Senior High School   60

The average for all three schools was 58, indicating the district has preliminarily met all requirements under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, said Lisa. A district report on the school year will be issued in June.


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