Dear Roxbury Community,Beginning in September 2011, new legislation and new anti-bullying guidelines were put in place in the Roxbury Schools. Staff members were trained on the new law, and professional development continues each new school year.
Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Policy
The Commissioner of Education is required by statute to develop a program to grade each public school and school district's efforts to implement the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (N.J.S.A. 18A:17-46). Each of our seven schools conducts a School Self-Assessment for Determining Grades under the ABR annually. Copies of these assessments will be available beginning July of each year after being presented to the Board of Education.If you have any questions related to this process, please contact the Anti- Bullying Specialist in your school or Mrs. Monica Mann, the district Anti-Bullying Coordinator.To report an alleged HIB incident, click here. Prior to entering your report, you will be asked to review and acknowledge that you have reviewed the definition of HIB. If, after doing so, you are uncertain that the events you are reporting meet the criteria, please reach out to your school principal to share your concern about a potential code of conduct infraction.
Click here for "Guidance for Parents on the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights" published by the NJDOE in 2021.The Commissioner's Program and Guidance for Determining (Self-assessment) Grades under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act can be found here.
Anti-Bullying Coordinator and Specialists
Each school has an Anti-Bullying Specialist, who is the chair of the School Safety Team, leads the investigation of incidents of HIB, and acts as the primary school official responsible for preventing, identifying, and addressing incidents of HIB in the school:
Gail LaCosta | firstname.lastname@example.org | 973-584-5549
Ashley Cicchino | email@example.com | 973-584-8955
Jennifer Buckler | firstname.lastname@example.org | 973-584-3938
Erik Swanson | email@example.com | 973-398-2564
- Lincoln Roosevelt
Stefanie DelRusso | firstname.lastname@example.org | 973-584-4331
- Eisenhower Middle School
Geri Esposito | email@example.com | 973-584-2973
- Roxbury High School
Jen Kenny | firstname.lastname@example.org | 973-584-1200
- District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Mrs. Monica Mann | email@example.com | 973-584-1200