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NHPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
New Haven Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, except in the case of a bonafide occupational qualification or as otherwise permitted or required by law, does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, sex, disability, national origin, marital, veteran or other protected class status under applicable law in any of its education programs, activities or employment policies. Any individual needing assistance in making an application for any opening should contact the Human Resource Department.
New Haven Public Schools aim to teach respect, trust, understanding, acceptance and appreciation of individual differences among all students through quality teaching and effective leadership. We also work to make sure that family and community engagement as well as an equitable system of support and resources is provided to everyone.
The New Haven Board of Education will not tolerate any form of bullying of members of the New Haven Public School community by students, parents, visitors or employees of the New Haven Public Schools, while on school grounds, school buses, at a school bus stop or school related activities. Bullying occurring outside of the school setting is also prohibited and will not be tolerated if such bullying creates a hostile environment at school for the targeted student, infringes on the targeted student’s rights at school, or substantially disrupts the educational process or the orderly operation of school.
“Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”
“Bullying” is defined as acts by any individual in the New Haven Public School District against another individual in the district that:
- Causes physical or emotional harm to an individual or such property
- Places the individual in reasonable fear of harm to themselves or of damage to their property.
- Creates a hostile environment at school for such individual infringes on the rights of such individual at school
- Substantially disrupts the educational process.
Bullying may include but is not limited to, acts based on actual or perceived differentiating characteristics: gender, gender identity and expression, ethnicity, national origin, race, sexual orientation, physical, mental, developmental or sensory capacity, academic status, physical appearance, or religion. Bullying extends to hostile written, verbal or electronic communication or physical acts or gestures against any student(s) associated with an individual or group who has or is perceived to have one or more of the above perceived differentiating characteristics, including physical appearance, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, academic status, developmental or sensory disability.
Sexual Harassment is defined as any unwelcome sexual advances or request for sexual favors or any verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature when such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual's work or academic performance. Or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or academic environment; when the submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting such individual; or submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, or their academic status or progress.
Sexual harassment is not limited to prohibited behavior by a male or a female, or by a supervisory employee toward a non-supervisory employee, or a teacher to a student. Harassment may be student to student, teacher to student, student to teacher, or teacher to teacher. The victim does not have to be the opposite sex of the harasser. The gender of the complainant and/or the alleged harasser is irrelevant, even if they are of the same gender. Sexual harassment based on sexual orientation or gender identity is also prohibited under state law.
Teen Dating Violence
Teen Dating Violence is defined as…… any act of physical, emotional or sexual abuse, including stalking harassing and threatening, that occurs between two students who are currently in or who have recently been in a dating relationship.
Title IX School Coordinators:
Title IX coordinators in each school shall investigate or supervise the investigation of reported acts of bullying or teen dating violence in the school, in accordance with the District’s Safe School Climate Plan.
Title IX Coordinator by school:
- 2022-23 New Haven Public Schools – Parent Complaint Form for Bullying and Sexual Harassment
- 2022-23 New Haven Public Schools - Internal Bullying Form
- 2022-23 New Haven Public Schools Sexual Harassment Formal Complaint Form
- N2022-23 NHPS Formal Complaint Form (Employee)
Vector Solutions provides students with engaging video-based modules that covers a range of topics students may struggle with: Including bullying & cyberbullying, sexual harassment, alcohol and substance use, digital citizenship, and youth suicide risk.
- Vector Tutorials
- Vector Solutions student training link:
Supportive Measures & Resources
State-Wide Resources & Support Services
District Resources & Support Services
Community Resources & Support Services
- Clifford Beers Community Care Center
- Clifford Beers Mobile Crisis Intervention Services line:
211- Select 1 & 1
- Fair Haven Community Health Care
- Cornell Scott Hill Health Center
- The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services
- Psychology Today:
The search engine in this website allows for a personalized experience when picking a mental health care worker nearest to you.
- New Haven Pride Center
National Resources & Support Services
- National Domestic Violence Hotline:
- Trevor - LGBTQ crisis counseling hotline:
- Kids in Crisis - 24 hour counseling helpline:
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
Title IX Training
- Sexual harassment: The Law, 2020 Regulations And More - October 2022
Title IX: Sexual harassment (Law and Regulations)
- NHPS District Safe School Climate Meeting - October 6, 2022 (Group 1)
Safe School Climate Meeting (10/6/2022)
- Cyberbullying and Social Media Use: Overview and Implications for Schools - October 13, 2022
EDU – K12 – Cyberbullying Webinar (Oct 2022)
- NHPS District Safe School Climate Meeting - October 31, 2022 (Group 2)
Safe School Climate Meeting (Oct 6, 2022 and Oct 31, 2022)
District School Climate & Title IX Coordinator
Dr. Michelle Kelly-Baker
District School Climate & Title IX Intern:
Yale University; Master of Public Health
District School Climate & Title IX Intern:
Southern Connecticut State University; Bachelor of Science – Psychology & Spanish