• Great Meadows Regional School District

    Anti Bullying Bill of Rights Progress

    Beginning with the September 2011-12 school year, the Great Meadows Regional School District has conscientiously implemented the requirements found in the Anti Bullying Bill of Rights Act by creating a district policy and district wide procedures for training staff, students and parents on the new legislation.

    During the first two years of implementation of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, our school district has made progress in addressing and improving harassment, intimidation and bullying and school climate and culture by implementing a variety of programs in each school. Programs that have been implemented since enacting the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights include: No More Bullying No More Victims, Responsive Classroom, Rachel’s Challenge and the Peace Maker Assembly Program. In addition, bullying is addressed consistently as part of the general curriculum and school guidance program.

    While completing the Self-Assessment, it is evident that our district has demonstrated strengths in these areas: Reporting, District Policy and Compliance and Investigative Procedures.

    The Self Assessment helped the district to identify the following areas for improvement: Training Other District Staff, and HIB Curriculum and Programs.

    During the upcoming year our school district will continue to examine and refine programs that address bullying. We also will be working towards and seek your involvement in improving the trainings and workshops provided to parents/guardians to address bullying.