Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying
The Board of Education prohibits acts of harassment, intimidation or bullying. In addition, the Board of Education also prohibits active or passive bystander support of harassment, intimidation or bullying.
“Harassment, intimidation or bullying” means any gesture, or written, verbal or physical act, that takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function , on a school bus or electronic communication and that is motivated by any actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual preference, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical or sensory disability or by any other distinguishing characteristics.
Acts of harassment, intimidation or bullying shall also be defined as one student exercising power and control over another student, either in isolated incidents or patterns of harassing, intimidating or bullying behavior. The district prohibits active and passive support for harassment, intimidation or bullying.
Consequences and appropriate remedial actions for students who commit an act of harassment, intimidation or bullying range from positive behavioral interventions up to and including suspension or expulsion as permitted under N.J.S.A. 18A:37-1.
Complaints alleging violations of the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying policy shall be reported to the principal or principal’s designee and the school’s Affirmative Action/Title IV Officer. Incidents/concerns may also be reported to the District’s Title IX Coordinator, Michelle Amos, District Supervisor 200 Western Blvd., Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734 or by calling 609-971-2000.
School employees, students, or volunteers who have witnessed, or have reliable information that a student has been subject to harassment, intimidation or bullying shall report the incident to the principal or the principal’s designee. All other members of the school community, including parents, and visitors, are encouraged to report any act that may be a violation of this policy.
School Affirmative Action/Title IX and Section 504 Officers are:
Mark Angelo, Asst. Principal ~ 609-971-2020
Lacey Township High School, Haines St, Lanoka Harbor, NJ
Ed Subokow, Asst. Principal ~ 609-242-2100
Lacey Township Middle School, Denton Ave, Forked River, NJ
Paul O'Neil, Supervisor ~ 609-971-2070
Mill Pond Elementary School, Western Blvd, Lanoka Harbor, NJ
Jessica Cellini, Supervisor ~ 609-693-2080
Forked River Elementary School, Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ
Mary DeFilippis, Supervisor ~ 609-693-2090
Lanoka Harbor Elementary School, Manchester Ave, Lanoka Harbor, NJ
Joanie Donohue, Supervisor ~ 609-971-5850
Cedar Creek Elementary School, Western Blvd, Lanoka Harbor, NJ
*All Principals are part of the school’s Affirmative Action Team and may also be contacted
at the appropriate telephone number listed above.
The Lacey Township School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, or soical or economic status. If you have any discrimination complaint, you can contact the Affirmative Action Officer, Vanessa Clark, at the Board of Education Office. The telephone number is 609-971-2000.
A complete copy of Board of Education Policy No. 5512, entitled “Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying” may be obtained in the main office of the school or on the District’s web-site: www.laceyschools.org.