• During the first two years of implementation of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, Lincoln Avenue School has made progress in addressing and improving harassment, intimidation, and bullying, and the 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 involves all of the following groups: school staff, students, administrators, law enforcement, parents, and community members. These HIB awareness programs have fostered a climate of high expectations for safe, civil, and supportive student and staff behavior.

    Our approach at Lincoln Avenue School takes into consideration the developmental ages of our students, the severity of the offenses, and prior histories of inappropriate behaviors. At Lincoln Avenue  School, 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, Lincoln Avenue School prohibits active or passive support for acts of harassment, intimidation, or bullying. Pupils are encouraged to support others who:

    1. Constructively attempt to stop acts of HIB;

    2. Provide support to pupils who have been subjected to HIB; and

    3. Report acts of HIB to a school staff member.

    During the upcoming school year, Lincoln Avenue School will be working to strengthen our professional development for our HIB specialists and staff members. We will improve our communication about HIB policy by including this information in school informative materials. We will improve our HIB-related training of after-school program personnel. In addition, we will make greater strides in the community to inform resident stakeholders of the school and district policy. In addition, we will work to improve our delivery of HIB programming to our students in innovative and engaging ways and to strengthen our positive incentives for students who exhibit appropriate behavior in school and in the community.