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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.

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator/Sexual Harassment Decision Maker:

Cara DiMeo, Assistant Superintendent, cdimeo@trschools.com

Appeal Officer:

Michael Citta, Superintendent, mcitta@trschools.com

New Jersey School Climate State Coordinator:

Kelly Allen

School Anti-Bullying Specialists

Administrator: Shannon Brown

Specialist: Kaitlyn Borghesi

ABS backup: Kelly Ann Montalban

732-505-5920

Administrator: Jeff Ryan

Specialist: Molly Fitzpatrick

ABS backup: Kristin Rettino

732-505-5910

Administrator: Richard DeMarco

Specialist: Sarah Riley

ABS backup: Phil Walsh

732-505-5900

Administrator: Dennis Holzapfel

Specialist: Megan Okuniewicz

ABS backup: Kristen O'Leary

732-505-5890

Administrator: Mike DeVita

Specialist: Michael Caponetto

ABS backup: Michelle Aromamdo

732-505-5880

Administrator: Tricia Tutzauer

Specialist: Megan Royle

ABS backup: Nicholas Roma

732-505-5870

Administrator: Colleen McGrath

Specialist: Alexandra Crockett

ABS backup: Jason Duimstra

732-505-5860

Administrator: Jason Hughes

Specialist: Sarah Walsh

ABS backup: Rich Cicala

732-505-5850

Administrator: Matthew Gray

Specialist: Bethany Steele

ABS backup: Michelle Cusick

732-505-5840

Administrator: Mike Pallen

Specialists: Lydia Erakare

ABS backup: Katie Quacquarini

732-818-8550

Administrator: Stacey DeCesare Monetti

Specialist: Jacqueline Bisogne

ABS backup: Gina Bisogna

732-505-5830

Administrator: Kimberly Muir

Specialist: Christine Sorrentino

ABS backup: Paul Brush

732-505-5820

Administrator: Mark Sullivan

Specialist: Rich Stratton

ABS backup: Gwen Demand

732-505-5738

Administrator: Chris Blessing

Specialist: Heather Handzo

ABS backup: Katie Stein

732-505-5704

Administrator: Chip LaBarca

Specialist: Carol Ann Lulias

ABS backup: Gina Pennell

732-505-5668

Administrator: Casey Daniel

Specialist: Nora D'Alonzo

ABS backups: Josh Power

732-505-3900

Administrator: Dave Fanslau

Specialist: Nico Mercadante

ABS backup: Dana Marquis

732-505-5800

Administrator: Bill Baxter

Specialists: Brian Hutteman 

ABS backup: Kelly Cannon

732-505-5777