Client: Board of Education of the Township of Hainesport
Court: Commissioner of Education
Brief Attorney: Sanmathi (Sanu) Dev, Esq.
The parents of a student sought to overturn a determination by the Hainesport Board of Education that their child had engaged in conduct against a fellow student that violated the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act. The Commissioner and ALJ agreed that the Board did not act in an arbitrary, capricious, or unreasonable manner when it determined that the student’s comments about his classmate being weak and bad at sports constituted an act of harassment, intimidation and bullying (HIB).