HIB Self-Assessment

In May 2016, the Department of Education issued the criteria for the fourth annual School Self-Assessment for Determining Grades under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights. The School Anti-Bully Specialists and the District Anti-Bullying Coordinator, in collaboration with the School Safety Teams, completed this Self-Assessment. It is available for your review. 

The Assessment is based on Eight Core Elements:

  • HIB Programs, Approaches or other Initiatives
  • Training on Board of Education approved HIB policy
  • 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 Procedure
  • HIB Reporting

Please take a few minutes to review the Self-Assessment Summary for each of the District’s schools:

Hope Academy 52
Skylands School for the Exceptional Child 52
Preakness Academy 52

If you have any questions regarding this assessment, please do not hesitate to contact: Nicholas Vancheri · (973) 614-8585 ext. 3811


Reporting Incidents

The NRESC is committed to eliminating bullying, harassing, and intimidating behaviors from our school community. All stakeholders are asked to report incidents involving such behaviors. Our district anti-bullying specialist, school-based coordinators & safety teams, and the principals will review all submissions thoroughly. Please read our Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Policy to learn more about the legislation and our district’s response and the Definition of HIB.

To report an incident of harassment, intimidation, or bullying please do one of the following:

  • Contact our District’s Anti-Bullying Coordinator Mr. Nicholas Vancheri at  or at (973) 614-8585 ext. 3811. He will assist you completing the incident report.
  • Click here to print an incident report and submit by mail, or by bringing it into the main office at any of the NRESC Schools.

A member of the NRESC Board of Education or NRESC staff member who promptly reports an incident of harassment, intimidation or bullying using the procedures stated in the district’s policy and established procedures to the appropriate school official designated by the school district's policy or to any school administrator is immune from a cause of action for damages arising from any failure to remedy the reported incident.

Anyone who files a report, that is known to be false, will be held responsible and reported to an appropriate law enforcement agency for processing. Under no circumstances will false reports ever be considered "a joke" or "minor mischief." They will be immediately reported.


Additional Information

Below are links to websites that may provide helpful information to families: