New Jersey Revised Statutes § 18a:37-24 - Development Of Guidance Document.

18A:37-24 Development of guidance document.

21. a. The Department of Education, in consultation with the Division on Civil Rights in the Department of Law and Public Safety shall develop a guidance document for use by parents or guardians, students, and school districts to assist in resolving complaints concerning student harassment, intimidation, or bullying behaviors and the implementation of P.L.2002, c.83 (C.18A:37-13 et seq.) by school districts. The document shall include:

(1)a school district's obligations under P.L.2002, c.83 (C.18A:37-13 et seq.);

(2)best practices for the prevention, intervention, and remediation of harassment, intimidation, or bullying in schools, including methods to identify and assist student populations at high risk for harassment, intimidation, or bullying;

(3)a clear explanation of the procedures for petitioning the Commissioner of Education to hear and decide disputes concerning P.L.2002, c.83 (C.18A:37-13 et seq.);

(4)a clear explanation of the Division on Civil Rights' jurisdiction and services in regard to specific types of harassment, intimidation, or bullying; and

(5)a clear explanation of the process for appealing final agency determinations to the Appellate Division of the Superior Court.

b.The guidance document shall be available on the Department of Education's and the Division on Civil Rights' Internet sites and on every school district's Internet site at an easily accessible location.

L.2010, c.122, s.21.

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