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President Barack Obama Elementary School - PS 34

1830 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Office-201-915-6550
Fax-201-915-6553

Division B Director- Dr. Joseph Galano

Principal- Shante Jones
Assistant Principal- Paulette Bailey
Anti-Bullying Specialist- Leonia Holston & Esster Maxey
Anti-Bullying Coordinator- Paula Christen 
School Counselors- Esster Maxey - 201- 915-6293

 

School and District Scores

School Grade 60     District Grade 64

 

The Jersey City Public Schools has implemented the requirements found in the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR), by complying with all parts of the act in reporting incidents of harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB),

in promoting awareness about HIB to staff, students, parents, and the community, and in creating and

maintaining a positive school climate in our school.

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has posted school and district Harassment,

Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB) grades as stated in the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act. These grades were

determined by a district self-assessment released by the New Jersey Department of Education

Commissioner.

Under the Commissioner’s Program, the school grade is a raw score of data and the sum of the ratings on the School Self-Assessment (e.g., 71 of 78 points). A school district’s grade is an average of the total scores of all schools in the school district; however, the grade our school received is not averaged with any other school since we are not part of a larger district. The department-issued grade is not represented as a letter grade. It is important to note that in order to receive a perfect score of 78, the school must EXCEED (not just meet) the requirements in all 8 elements listed below. School districts and schools must post the exact grade reports issued by the NJDOE without making any alterations to the PDF document to fulfill its responsibilities for posting the grades to the school’s website.

 

The Core Elements of the HIB Self-Assessment are as follows:

  1. HIB Programs, Approaches or Other Initiatives
  2. Training on the BOE-Approved HIB Policy
  3. Other Staff Instruction and Training Programs
  4. Curriculum and Instruction on HIB and Related Information and Skills
  5. HIB Personnel
  6. School-Level HIB Incident Reporting Procedure
  7. HIB Investigative Procedure
  8. HIB Reporting