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District Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Information

Lyndhurst Public Schools Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Policy 5512

What does the law say?

  • The Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights law requires any reported incident of HIB that occurs on or off school property, at a school-sponsored event, or on a school bus must be investigated.

What is the definition of HIB?

"Harassment, intimidation of bullying" means:

  • any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication
  • whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents
  • that is reasonably perceived as being motivated either by any actual or perceived characteristic
  • such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental physical or sensory [handicap] disability, or by any other distinguishing characteristic
  • that takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function [or], on a school bus, or off school grounds
  • which substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other students
  • a reasonable person should know the effect of physically or emotionally harming a student or damaging a student's property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm to his person or damage to his/her property
  • has the effect of insulting or demeaning any student or group of students (in such a way as to cause substantial disruption in, or substantial interference with, the orderly operation of the school)
  • creates a hostile educational environment for the student by interfering with a student's education or by severely or pervasively causing physical or emotional harm to the student




District Grade Report 

School Climate Safety Team Page


District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Jamie Stevens
Lyndhurst Board of Education
420 Fern Avenue
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
201.438.5683 x4800

LMS Anti-Bullying Specialists (ABS)

Lyndhurst Middle School
619 Page Avenue
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

Tori Palanker, School Counselor-6th Grade
201.896.2061 x4111

Maryann Mulé, School Counselor-7th Grade
201.896.2061 x4114

Maureen Colombo, School Counselor-8th Grade
201.896.2061 x4115

LMS Administration

Michael Rizzo, Principal
201.896.2061 x4102

Theresa Brennen, Vice Principal
201.896.2061 x4103