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.

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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
HIB Personnel
School-Level HIB Incident Reporting Procedures
HIB Investigation Procedures
HIB Reporting

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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