BHS Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying

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Affirmative Action
NJ Law Against Discrimination (LAD}

BOE Policies #1550, #2260

The Somerset Hills School District prohibits discriminatory practices in employment, retention, or educational opportunity on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age sex (including pregnancy), familial status, marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for military service, and mental and physical disability, perceived disability and AIDS and HIV status.

Individuals who believe they have been harassed may file a complaint with their building's Affirmative Action representative:

Bedwell: April Friedman
BMS: Lisa Garofalo 
BHS: Jaime Walker
Olcott: Coleen Butler

If the issue is not resolved at the building level, a formal grievance may be filed with the district's Affirmative Action Officer:

Coleen Butler 
908.204-1930, ext. 1314

Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying - BHS

The Somerset Hills School District Board of Education prohibits acts of harassment, intimidation, or bullying of a pupil.  A safe and civil environment in school is necessary for pupils to learn and achieve high academic standards.  Harassment, intimidation, or bullying, like other disruptive or violent behaviors, is conduct that disrupts both a pupil’s ability to learn and a school’s ability to educate its pupils in a safe and disciplined environment.  Since pupils learn by example, school administrators, faculty, staff and volunteers should be commended for demonstrating appropriate behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

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Bernards High School Anti-Bullying Specialist:
Ms.Lisa Drew, Student Assistance Counselor (SAC)
908-204-1930 ext. 2306
25 Olcott Avenue
Bernardsville, NJ 07924

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator:
Ms. Jaime Walker, Director of Guidance
908-204-1930 X 2119 
25 Olcott Avenue
Bernardsville, NJ 07924