NJ Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act

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 September 1, 2011.
  • Every school district to have an Anti-Bullying Coordinator and every school to have an Anti-Bullying Specialist and School Safety Team. The Coordinator, specialist, and School Safety Team have very specific statutory responsibilities.
  • The school district to provide training to current and new school employees, volunteers and contract 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 the Act.

Coordinators and Liaisons

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator:

    Debra L. McKenna, Assistant Superintendent

    dmckenna@trschools.com, 732-505-5560

School Liaison:

    John Coleman, Assistant Superintendent,

    coleman@trschools.com, 732-505-5561

School Anti-Bullying Specialists

Administrator: Mike Pallen

Specialists: Beverly Figlioli

732-505-5920

Administrator: Kelly Kernasovic

Specialists: Kristin Rettino

732-505-5910

Administrator: Richard Fastnacht

Specialists: Timothy Vliet

732-505-5900

Administrator: Dennis Holzapfel

Specialists: Keith Cheek

732-505-5890

Administrator: Mike DeVita

Specialists: Jackie Clayton 

732-505-5880

Administrator: Catherine Mellon

Specialists: Nicholas Roma

732-505-5870

Administrator: Colleen McGrath

Specialists: Jason Duimstra

732-505-5860

Administrator: Christine Manna

Specialists: Sarah Walsh

732-505-5850

Administrator: Matthew Gray

Specialists: Phil Walsh

732-505-5840

Administrator: Mallory Kennedy

Specialists: Dana Staffieri

732-818-8550

Administrator: Jeff Ryan

Specialists: Donna DiNardo

732-505-5830

Administrator: Kimberly Muir

Specialists: Christine Sorrentino

732-505-5820

Administrator: Mark Sullivan

Specialists: Kathryn Defino

732-505-5738

Administrator: Tom Regan

Specialists: Angela Palumbo

732-505-5704

Administrator: Vern Rutter

Specialists: Carol Ann Salvaggione

732-505-5668

Administrator: Chip LaBarca

Specialists: Nora D'Alonzo

732-505-3900

Administrator: Janine Lange

Specialists: Tara Haydu

732-505-5800

Administrator: Bill Baxter

Specialists: Brian Hutteman 

732-505-5777