Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying

The Ocean City School District strives to create safe, healthy and nurturing learning environments. It is a violation of district policy for a student to bully, harass, or intimidate another student and exhibit behaviors that infringe upon the safety or emotional well-being of any student through words or actions. School personnel who witness any act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying shall take immediate action to intervene. Every member of the school community is responsible for promoting a positive school culture and ensuring the physical and emotional health of students. 

The Ocean City School District is committed to providing an environment in which students and staff are able to learn, socialize and work free of the fear of harassment, intimidation or bullying (HIB).  These actions are serious and will not be tolerated.

Bullying, harassment, or intimidation means intentional conduct, including verbal, physical, or written conduct or an intentional electronic communication that creates a hostile educational environment by substantially interfering with a student's educational benefits, opportunities, or performance, or with a student's physical or psychological well-being and is:

  • Motivated by an actual or a perceived personal characteristic including race, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ancestry, physical attributes, socioeconomic status, familial status, or physical or mental disability; or,

  • threatening or seriously intimidating; and,

  • occurs on school property, at a school activity or event, or on a school bus; or,

  • substantially disrupts the orderly operation of a school.

"Electronic communication" means a communication transmitted by means of an electronic device, including a telephone, cellular phone, computer, or pager.

Please refer to the link below in our menu for the policy and forms used to report incidents of HIB. 

School Anti-Bullying Specialists

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator                 
Ocean City School District
501 Atlantic Avenue
Ocean City, NJ 08226                     

Primary School Anti-Bullying Specialist
Joel Dougan, Guidance Counselor
550 West Ave.
Ocean City, NJ 08226                                   
609-399-3191 x6501
609-399-8257 (fax)

Ivory Williams, School Social Worker/Alternate Anti-Bullying Specialist
609-399-1290 x8727

Intermediate School Anti-Bullying Specialist
Angelo DiBartolo, Guidance Counselor
1801 Bay Ave.
Ocean City, NJ 08226                        
609-399-5611 x5438                 
Eileen Conover, Social Worker/Student Assistance Coordinator           
609-399-1290 x6573

High School Anti-Bullying Specialist  
Kara Uhrich, 504 Case Manager/Wellness Counselor
501 Atlantic Avenue
Ocean City, NJ 08226
609-399-1290 x4101