• Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying

    The Tenafly Public Schools is committed to the physical and emotional safety of our students. We believe that every student has the right to thrive in a learning community where he or she feels safe from threats of harassment, intimidation and bullying. To this end the Tenafly School District prohibits any acts motivated by harassment, intimidation or bullying (HIB) based on real or perceived characteristics as defined by the New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights.  
     
    The New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, PL 2010, Chapter 122, effective September 1, 2011 states that “Harassment, intimidation or bullying” means any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication,  whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents, that is reasonably perceived as being motivated either by any actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical or sensory disability, or by any other distinguishing characteristic, that takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function, on a school bus, or off school grounds that substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other students and that:
     
    a) a reasonable person should know, under the circumstances, will have the effect of physically or emotionally harming a student or damaging the student’s property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm to his person or damage to his property;
     
    b) has the effect of insulting or demeaning any student or group of students; or
     
    c) creates a hostile educational environment for the student by interfering with a student’s education or by severely or pervasively causing physical or emotional harm to the student.
    We expect all members of our school community to abide by our district’s HIB Policy and encourage each to report incidences of harassment, intimidation or bullying. A reporting form can be found by clicking here.  Upon receiving a report of HIB, the School Safety Team will take the appropriate steps in response, in accordance with the New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act. 
     
    Contact Information

    Shauna DeMarco
    District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
    500 Tenafly Road
    Tenafly, NJ 07670
     
    Janet Gould
    High School Anti-Bullying Specialist
    19 Columbus Drive
    Tenafly, NJ 07670
    (201) 816-6631
     
    Lisa Rossi
    Middle School Anti-Bullying Specialist
    10 Sunset Lane
    Tenafly, NJ 07670
    (201) 816-4926
     
    Jen Angerson
    Mackay School Anti-Bullying Specialist
    111 Jefferson Avenue
    Tenafly, NJ 07670
     
    Maria Casteline
    Maugham School Anti-Bullying Specialist
    111 Magnolia Avenue
    Tenafly, NJ 07670
     
    Kathy Sullivan
    Smith School Anti-Bullying Specialist
    101 Downey Drive
    Tenafly, NJ 07670
     
    Jodi Stark
    Stillman School Anti-Bullying Specialist
    75 Tenafly Road
    Tenafly, NJ 07670
    (201) 816-7710
    Online Resources
    StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.
     
    Visit the New Jersey DOE who has become a leader in the establishment of a strong statutory, regulatory, policy and program framework to support the prevention, remediation and reporting of HIB in schools.

    This is a site dedicated to increasing the awareness of bullying and to preventing, resolving and eliminating bullying in society.
     
    This “how-to”, written by Elizabeth K. Englander of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC), contains specific instructions for changing settings to increase privacy on Facebook.
     
    Facebook Safety
    This section of the social networking site Facebook contains information and answers to a variety of safety questions related to Facebook and includes a "Safety for Parents" and "Safety for Teens" section.

    Board of Education Policies
    Policy 5512 Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying

    Policy 5600 Pupil Discipline/Code of Conduct

    Policy 8461 Reporting Violence, Vandalism, Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying, Alcohol and other Drug Abuse

    Policy 0144
     Board Member Orientation and Training