Harassment, Intimidation, & Bullying
 
New Jersey's Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act was signed into law on January 5, 2011.  The provisions of this law take effect September 1, 2011.  There are many new requirements in the Act requiring:
  • Every school district to adopt a new harassment, intimidation, and bullying policy that is in compliance with the Act by Septmeber 1, 2011.
  • Every school district to have an Anti-Bullying Coordinator and every school to have an Anti-Bullying Specialist and School Safety Tem.  The Coordinator, Specialist, and School Safety Team have a very specific statutory responsibilities.
  • The school district to provide training to current and new school emloyees, volunteers and contracted service providers who have significant contact with pupils.
  • Every teacher to complete at least two hours of instruction in harassment, intimidation, and bullying prevention in each professional development period as part of the professional development requirement pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18 A:37-22.d.
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator: Mr. Craig Vaughn
                                                        609-723-2479  ext. *832
                                                       
 
School Anti-Bullying Specialist: Rebecca Schweitzer
                                                    609-723-2479 ext. *826
                                                    rschweitzer@springfieldschool.org
 
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