NJDOE Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Grade Report:
Beginning with the September 2011-2012 school year, the Mendham Borough School District has conscientiously implemented the requirements found in the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act. During the first two years of implementation of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, the district has made progress in addressing harassment, intimidation and bullying and the school climate and culture.
Under the Commissioner’s Program, the school grade is a raw score of data and the sum of the ratings for all indicators within each core element on the School Self-Assessment (e.g., 65 of 78 points). The maximum total score for a school is 78 points. The school district’s grade is an average of the total scores of all schools in the school district. The department issued grade is not represented as a letter grade.
School districts and schools must post the exact grade reports issued by the NJDOE without making any changes to the PDF document to fulfill its responsibilities for posting the grades to the school district and school’s websites.
In order to foster safe and positive learning conditions for students, the school and district grades are part of an integrated process for reinforcing and strengthening a school’s climate and culture through prevention and intervention efforts targeted toward harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB). District and school staff will use the data to educate students, staff and the community about current school practices and engage them in identifying and addressing any areas in need of improvement.