HIB Program Overview

  • New Brunswick Public Schools takes allegations of harassment, intimidation, or bullying very seriously. New Brunswick Public Schools values the safety, success, and happiness of all students and prioritizes all bullying concerns.

    "Harassment, Intimidation, or Bullying” means any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication, whether it is a single incident or a series of incidents, that is

    • Reasonably perceived as being motivated by either 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 disability; or by any other distinguishing characteristic; and that
    • Takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function, on a school bus, or off school grounds, as provided for in N.J.S.A. 18A:37-15.3, that substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other pupils; and that
    • A reasonable person should know, under the circumstances, will have the effect of physically or emotionally harming a pupil or damaging the pupil’s property, or placing a pupil in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm to his/her person or damage to his/her property, or
    • Has the effect of insulting or demeaning any pupil or group of pupils, or
    • Creates a hostile educational environment for the pupil by interfering with a pupil’s education or by severely or pervasively causing physical or emotional harm to the pupil.

    District-Wide Anti-Bullying Specialists (ABS) by School

    If you would like to report harassment, intimidation, or bullying online, please click here.  

    New Brunswick Public Schools Harassment, Intimidation, or Bullying (HIB) Policy 5512

    HIB 338 Family and CareGivers Reporting Form 2023-2024

    HIB 338 LEA Reporting form 2023-2024

    Guidance for Parents on Anti-Bullying Rights Act

    District & Schools HIB Grades


    School Climate State Coordinator HIB@doe.nj.gov


  • Need to elevate an issue?

    If your serious matter requires additional help, our district's Anti-Bullying Coordinator can provide elevated attention beyond your school Anti-Bullying Specialist that you have contacted first. 

  • District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

    Dr. Iris Forde 
    Assistant Superintendent for Student Support Services
    (732) 745-5300, ext. 3510 | iris_forde@nbpsnj.net


    Dr. Vanessa Ming 
    Director of School Counseling
    (732) 745-5300, ext. 3507 |vanessa_ming@nbpsnj.net