Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan, in an effort to expand community awareness, has developed the Middlesex Out-Reach and Education (“M.O.R.E.”) unit of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. In furtherance of its mission, the “M.O.R.E.” unit has developed educational and awareness programs suited for the vast needs of the citizenry of Middlesex County. It is the Prosecutor’s belief that through outreach and education, the community will be informed of various types of criminal activity, thereby allowing the citizenry to better protect itself and providing a valuable resource to the law enforcement agencies investigating and prosecuting criminal matters. “M.O.R.E.”, in conjunction with Middlesex County police departments, operates under the premise that a partnership between the community and law enforcement is vital to improving the quality of life in Middlesex County.
New Jersey Anti-Bullying Law
In 2002, Governor McGreevy signed into law, New Jersey Laws, AB 1874. The law requires each school district to adopt a policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation or bullying on school property, at a school-sponsored function or on a school bus. The policy must include a definition of bullying behavior, consequences for engaging in such behavior, a procedure for investigation of reports of such behavior, a statement prohibiting retaliation or reprisal against persons reporting bullying behavior and consequences for making a false accusation. The law requires all school personnel, students and/or volunteers to report any incidents of bullying, intimidation and harassment to school officials and school resource officers.
Biased-Based Bullying Poster Contest!
- All entries must be original works.
- Posters must be no larger than 14” X 22”
- Entries must be hand-drawn using crayons, paint, color pencils or markers
- Posters must be sent to the Middlesex County Police Training Center, 11 Patrol Road, Edison, NJ 08818
- Posters must be submitted to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office in time for the contest. (Deadlines will vary.)
- All entries must have the following information included on the back of the poster:
- Student’s name, grade, name of school, adult contact name, address and telephone number.
- Home Schooled students are eligible for the contest and should include the name of the home school group which they are associated.
- Entries lacking complete and legible information will be disqualified.
Entries will be based on the following:
- Artistic Merit (Use of color, quality of drawing, poster design & layout)
- Poster Message (Should be fun, motivational, and promote a clear anti-bullying message)
- Originality & Creativity (Unique, clever and/or creative design)
All winning posters will be displayed on the
Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office website
Back to School Checklist
- Try on clothes before you go shopping
- Fill Out Any Necessary Medical Forms
- Purchase School Supplies
- Confirm Your Babysitting Arrangements
- Consider Purchasing Alarm Clocks for the Kids
- Plan Your Lunches
- Organize Your Closets
- Update Your Calendar
- Create a System for Organizing and Storing Papers
- Gradually Move the Kids' Bedtimes Up
See the full article at: http://singleparents.about.com/od/yourchildseducation/tp/btschecklist.htm