Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying

Overview

At Y.A.L.E School, we believe that a safe and civil school environment is necessary in order for students to achieve high academic standards, and to learn and grow as citizens. As such, we are committed to ensuring each student’s right to be free from bullying, harassment or intimidation.

We recognize that many students who come to Y.A.L.E. School—those with social, emotional, neurological, behavioral, and learning disabilities—have experienced bullying in other settings.

At each of our campuses, we address bullying through a multi-pronged approach that is comprehensive, proactive and immediate:

  • Comprehensively, through a school-wide culture of respect for diversity.
  • Proactively, before bullying occurs, through social skills instruction, peer mentoring, and other evidence-based strategies.
  • Immediately, when it occurs. Our staff are well trained to identify and appropriately address all forms of harassment, intimidation, and bullying.

Evidence shows that our results-oriented approach works:

  • Our students report feeling more supported, safe, and free to express themselves.
  • Rates of bullying at Y.A.L.E. School are significantly lower than those at public schools.
  • Attendance rates at Y.A.L.E School are higher than those at public schools.
  • Students at Y.A.L.E. School show significant gains in academic achievement.

New Jersey’s Anti Bullying Law: NJ Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act P.L.2010, c.122 (PDF)

New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act took effect September 1, 2011. The Act requires:

  • Every school district to adopt a new harassment, intimidation and bullying policy.
  • Every school district to have an Anti-Bullying Coordinator and every school to have an Anti-Bullying Specialist and School Safety Team.
  • Every school district to provide training to school employees, volunteers and contract service providers who have significant contact with students.
  • Every teacher to complete at least two hours of instruction in harassment, intimidation, and bullying prevention as part of professional development.

Below you will find contact information for the Anti-Bullying specialist at each of our campuses. Students as well as parents and guardians should contact the appropriate indivdual to report instances of bullying, or to get additional information or resources about harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Anti-bullying specialists by campus

CampusNamePhoneEmail
AudubonAnn Davidson(856) 346-0007 ext. 105adavidson@yaleschool.com
Cedar CreektBarry Walker(856) 528-9640bwalker@yaleschool.com
Cherry Hill LowerDavid Lisowski(856) 482-5252 ext. 345nspeigel@yaleschool.com
Cherry Hill UpperNicole Speigel(856) 482-5252 ext. 346nspeigel@yaleschool.com
EllisburgYolanda Blair(856) 629-1811yblair@yaleschool.com
Kirby's MillKatie Maldonado(609) 678-4020kmaldonado@yaleschool.com
Mansfield Twp.Jessica Liger(609) 678-4020jliger@yaleschool.com
MedfordJessica Liger(609) 678-4020jliger@yaleschool.com
Mullica Twp.Ann Davidson(856) 346-0007 ext. 105adavidson@yaleschool.com
NorthfieldEbony Cox(609) 677-9960 ext. 400ecox@yaleschool.com
SoutheastAnn Davidson(856) 346-0007 ext. 105adavidson@yaleschool.com