Public School Safety Law
(Effective October 28, 1982)
An Act concerning education, requiring the commissioner to monitor the incidence of violence in the public schools, supplementing Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes and repealing P.L.1978, c. 183 (C. 18A:4-29.1 et seq.). L.1982, c. 163.
18A:17-46. Act of violence; report by school employee; notice of action taken; annual report
Any school employee observing or having direct knowledge from a participant or victim of an act of violence shall, in accordance with standards established by the commissioner, file a report describing the incident to the school principal in a manner prescribed by the commissioner, and copy of same shall be forwarded to the district superintendent.
The principal shall notify the district superintendent of schools of
the action taken regarding the incident. Annually, at a public meeting,
the superintendent of schools shall report to the board of education all
acts of violence and vandalism.
L.1982, c. 163, s. 1, eff. Oct. 28, 1982.
18A:17-47. Discharge of, or discrimination against, school employee who files report
It shall be unlawful for any board of education to discharge or in any
manner discriminate against a school employee as to his employment because
the employee had filed a report pursuant to section 1 of this act. Any
employee discriminated against shall be restored to his employment and
shall be compensated by the board of education for any loss of wages arising
out of the discrimination; provided, however, if the employee shall cease
to be qualified to perform the duties of his employment he shall not be
entitled to restoration and compensation.
L.1982, c. 163, s. 2, eff. Oct. 28, 1982.
18A:17-48. Annual report to legislature
The Commissioner of Education shall each year submit a report to the
Education Committees of the Senate and General Assembly detailing the
extent of violence and vandalism in the public schools and making recommendations
to alleviate the problem.
L.1982, c. 163, s. 3, eff. Oct. 28, 1982.