Harrassment, Intimidation, and Bullying

The board of education believes that a safe and civil environment in school is necessary for students to learn and achieve high academic standards. Since students learn by example, school administrators, faculty, staff, and volunteers are required to demonstrate appropriate behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate harassment, intimidation or bullying. Harassment, intimidation or bullying, like other disruptive or violent behaviors, is conduct that disrupts both a student's ability to learn and a school's ability to educate its students in a safe environment. Therefore, the school district will not tolerate acts of harassment, intimidation or bullying.

As of September, 2022, the following forms must be used to report incidents of Harassment, Intimidation, or Bullying. Forms must be completed and submitted to Dr. Murtaugh, Mrs. Fox, or Mrs. Smallwood within 2 days of any verbal report. 

Reporting form for parents and students:

Reporting form for school employees, volunteers, contracted service providers, and Board of Education Members:

Bullying Specialist

Alanna Smallwood
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
[email protected]
Phone: 609-967-7544
Fax 609-967-3109

Grades K-4:

Stone Harbor School Anti-Bullying Specialist: Renee Murtaugh
[email protected]

Phone: 609-368-4413
Fax: 609-368-6545

275 93rd Street
Stone Harbor, NJ 08247

Grades PreK, 5-8:

Avalon School Anti-Bullying Specialist: Kathy Fox
[email protected]

Phone: 609-967-7544
Fax: 609-967-3109

235 32nd Street
Avalon, NJ 08202

In addition, the NJDOE’s State School Climate Coordinator  can be reached by emailing: [email protected]