Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying (HIB)

Roosevelt Intermediate School's Anti-bullying Specialist for the 2021-22 school year is Lori Drechsel, 7th grade counselor. 

Definition of Harassment, Intimidation, & Bullying (HIB) Types of Behaviors


• Includes ANY gesture or
ANY written, verbal or physical act, or
ANY electronic communication
• Can be a SINGLE incident or a series of incidents


Motivation for HIB Behavior
  • ANY actual or PERCEIVED characteristic
  • Examples include: race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin,gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, any mental/physical/sensory disability or ANY OTHER DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTIC
A HIB Incident Can Take Place
  • On school property
  • At a school-sponsored function
  • On a school bus
  • Off school grounds (including cyberspace). This must cause a substantial disruption or interference with the orderly operation of the school.
In addition to causing substantial disruption or interference, the HIB must meet one of the following conditions:
  • Has the effect of insulting or demeaning student or group of students OR
  • Creates a hostile educational environment for student by interfering with student’s education OR severely or pervasively causing physical or emotional harm to student.