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District Safe and Substance-Free Schools Task Force Sets November Meeting

District Safe and Substance-Free Schools Task Force Meeting Set for Wednesday, November 28, 2018


safe schools Interested community members are invited to join in the discussion of the Washington Township Public Schools’ Safe and Substance-Free Schools Task Force meeting on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the Eileen Abbott Central Administration Building (206 East Holly Avenue, Sewell, N.J.).


The goals of this task force are to provide information to the school district and community that will assist in fostering safe and substance-free learning environments to students; to deliver proactive strategies to eliminate school violence and bullying; and to offer assistance in training adults to inspire, equip and empower students to affect permanent, positive change. 


The November meeting will address the programming initiatives and efforts that have been implemented in the District to address the mental, social and emotional well-being of students. This discussion will be facilitated by District director of school counseling Jennifer Grimaldi and several student assistance coordinators (SACs) and school counselors. The evening also will include a presentation on the rise in vaping among youth and its associated risks by Cristina Martins from the Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative.


The meeting is free and open to the public. Community members who are interested in becoming members of the Safe and Substance-Free Schools Task Force are invited to contact Debbie McKie at 856-589-6644, X6401, or via email at