Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act
During the first two years of implementation of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, Orange Early Childhood Center (OECC) at Scholars Academy has made progress in addressing and improving harassment, intimidation and bullying and school climate by establishing HIB programs, approaches, expectations and initiatives that are embedded in the school culture.
This annual establishment of programs, approaches and other initiatives involve all of the following groups: school staff, students, administrators, law enforcement, parent and community members. These HIB programs have fostered a climate of high expectations for safe, civil and supportive student and staff behavior. Our approach at Scholars Academy takes into consideration the developmental ages of our students, the severity of the offenses, and prior histories of inappropriate behaviors. At the Scholars Academy, all students are expected to adhere to rules established by the school district and to submit to remedial and consequential measures that are appropriately assigned for infractions of these rules.
In addition, Scholars Academy prohibits active or passive support for acts of harassment, intimidation, or bullying. Students are encouraged to support others who:
1. Constructively attempt to stop acts of HIB;
2. Provide support to students who have been subjected to HIB; and
3. Report acts of HIB to school staff member.
During the upcoming school year, our school will be working to strengthen our professional development for our HIB specialist and staff members. We will improve our communication about HIB policy by including this information in school newsletters and other informative materials. In addition, we will make greater strides in the community to inform resident stakeholders of the school and district policy. We will also work to improve our delivery of HIB programming to our students in developmentally appropriate and engaging ways, and to strengthen our positive incentives for students who exhibit appropriate behavior in school and in the community. There are a maximum of 78 points for a school’s HIB Grade. Scholars Academy grade is in collaboration with the Orange Early Childhood Center’s Grade which is…..76. The Grade for the District of Orange is 67.