Harassement Intimidation & Bullying Program (HIB)

The Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Program (HIB) is a result of the New Jersey state mandated law. Dr. Melissa Varley is the district HIB coordinator. There is a HIB specialist at each school. HIB specialist is the role that I fulfill at the high school. There is an anonymous form on Sparta High School's  and the Sparta Township District's home page.

A variety of informational programs will be available during the year to make sure our community is well informed of the HIB procedures. We also offer seminars, assemblies, and school clubs to help students understand appropriate community behavior.

Should you or your child feel that they have been involved in an incident of harassment, intimidation or bullying, you may start by contacting me directly. Please understand that a HIB investigation involves investigating all parties that are named. All investigation information is confidential. If you and your child decide to file a formal HIB by filling out the online form on either  webpage mentioned above, you will receive a letter explaining the HIB process and then a letter letting you know if the incident was/was not deemed a HIB. All students named will meet with one of the vice principals and me. The investigation will take place within 10 days of the date that I receive the anonymous form. Any emails, texts, tweets or voicemails can be used to provided evidence of the infraction. There are a variety of disciplinary procedures that take place depending on the nature of the HIB. Please take the time to review the New Jersey HIB Law.


Click on Green Arrow for links to the following resources:

HIB     Sparta High School HIB Policy

HIB     Cyberbullying Awareness - free online course

HIB     The Center for Prevention & Counseling

HIB     Kid Power - Anti-bullying information

HIB     Keeping our Kids Safe, Healthy & in School - State of NJ HIB Information

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