• 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 certain students may be more vulnerable to become targets of bullying, harassment, or teasing based on actual or perceived characteristics, including race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, socioeconomic, status, homelessness, academic status, gender identity or expression, physical appearance, or sensory, disability, or by association with a person who has or is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics.  MERSD 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 who can answer all inquiries and/or complaints with regard to bullying prevention and intervention: 

    • Essex Elementary School: Kimberly Provost, Principal, Provostk@mersd.org
    • Memorial Elementary School: John Willis, Principal, Willisj@mersd.org
    • Manchester Essex Regional Middle School: Joanne Maino, Principal, Mainoj@mersd.org
    • Manchester Essex Regional High School: Julie Sgroi, Principal, Sgroij@mersd.org

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


    Documents & Resources

     Advisories from Dr. Elizabeth Englander - MARC