• Bullying Prevention & Intervention

     Dear MERSD Community Members,

    MERSD expects that all members of the school community will treat each other in a civil manner and with respect for differences. 

    MERSD is committed to providing all students with a safe learning environment that is free from bullying and cyber-bullying.  This commitment is an integral part of our comprehensive effort to promote learning and to prevent and eliminate all forms of bullying and other harmful and disruptive behavior that can impede the learning process.    

    MERSD acknowledges that members of certain student groups, such as students with racial, ethnic, religious, physical disabilities, students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, and homeless students may be more vulnerable to becoming targets of bullying, harassment, or teasing.  The school or district will take specific steps to create a safe, supportive environment for vulnerable populations in the school community, and provide all students with the skills, knowledge, and strategies to prevent or respond to bullying, harassment, or teasing. 

    The following people are the building contacts for can answer all inquiries and/or complaints with regards to bullying prevention and intervention: 

    • Essex Elementary School:  Jennifer Roberts, Principal, (978) 768-7324
    • Memorial Elementary School:  John Willis, Principal, (978) 526-1908
    • Manchester Essex Regional Middle School: Joanne Maino, Principal, (978) 526-2022
    • Manchester Essex Regional High School: Patricia Puglisi, Principal, (978) 526-4412

    At any time you may direct inquiries to Dr. Julie DeRoche, Director of Curriculum and Instructional Technology, who serves as the Coordinator for Non-Discrimination Compliance or Pamela Beaudoin, Superintendent of Schools - 978-526-4919.


    Documents & Resources


    Advisories from Dr. Elizabeth Englander - MARC