WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The September meeting of the Wood-Ridge Board of Education opened with honoring student academic achievements and the release of the preliminary Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) Self-Assessment Report.
Four students were honored for perfect New Jersey Student Learning Assessment scores from the 2019 spring testing session. Keith Lisa, principal of Wood-Ridge Intermediate School recognized Brandon DiMascio, who recorded a perfect score in the ELA section, and Melissa Nudelman for a perfect Math score, noting she had a perfect score in both third and fourth grades.
Junior/Senior High School principal Joseph Sutera and vice principal Maria Barrows recognized two students for perfect scores. Both Vansh Zota and Emily Gardella had perfect scores in the ELA section.
The HIB report was presented by Keith Lisa, the district’s Anti-bullying Coordinator. The preliminary self-assessment was submitted to the New Jersey Department of Education for the 2018-19 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, each 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
School-Level HIB Incident Reporting Procedures
HIB Investigation Procedures
The scores for district’s schools were:
Catherine E. Doyle Elementary School 59
Wood-Ridge Intermediate School 59
Wood-Ridge Junior/Senior High School 60
The district average score was 59, which means it preliminarily met all requirements as set out in the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act as required by the Department of Education. Final numbers will be announced later in the school year.
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