Update on ReferendumPosted by Lou Moore on 1/29/2019
During the month of February, we will conduct site visitations to other schools as we plan the actual design of the new classrooms and academic areas. Throughout the spring we will continue the design phase of the project with our architects with input from staff, parents, and students. It is our intent to reconstitute our Citizens Advisory Committee for this purpose. We will continue to share updates on the project to keep our community informed.
Security ConcernsPosted by Lou Moore on 1/14/2019
On Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 9:14 pm, the Little Silver Police Department received numerous reports of a suspicious social media photo of what appeared to be a firearm with the caption “stay tuned.” This post was not directed to any individual or institution; however a screenshot of the post was circulated among students of Red Bank Regional High School.
This post was immediately and thoroughly investigated by Little Silver and Red Bank Police Detectives, as well as the School Resource Officer, and found to have originated from a student of Red Bank Regional High School. The RBR School administration was notified of these findings.
Police Officers located the student who had made this posting and determined after interviews there was no evidence to support a threat of danger to the public or the school. The firearm depicted in the social media post was seized by police and was an imitation firearm. The subject who posted the photo was arrested at approximately 11:00 pm and charged with NJSA 2C:33-3 (Creating False Public Alarm) and released on a summons pending a court appearance. This matter was also referred to Red Bank Regional High School Administration for possible disciplinary action.
The status of the student has not been determined; however the student is not in school today. The Red Bank Regional Board of Education does not tolerate threats of any kind and appropriate action will be taken to maintain a safe school environment. We realize that in our current social environment, events such as this can be unsettling. As always, please remember that members of our guidance department and the Source are available to provide support.
Louis Moore Daniel Shaffery
Superintendent Chief of Police
Red Bank Regional High School Little Silver
Electronic Cigarette Policy UpdatePosted by Lou Moore on 1/29/2018January 2018Dear Families and Students,
I hope everyone had a great break and the New Year is off to a great start.As we head into 2018, I wanted to share with you that our Board of Education has updated a number of policies and regulations to address the use of electronic cigarettes. While these devices are often marketed as a “safe” alternative to conventional cigarettes, they actually generate significant health risks, especially for young people. A recent report by the Surgeon General reviewed these concerns, including the use of electronic cigarettes to “vape” marijuana and other dangerous substances.The laws of New Jersey and our district policies state clearly that e-cigs are not allowed on school grounds and are illegal for anyone under the age of 21. Possession and use of these devices on school or at school functions may result in serious consequences for students, including suspension, police referral, and mandatory substance screening.I urge all parents and guardians to discuss this topic with their student and to remind them of the dangers that e-cigs and vaping pose. I am proud that the RBR community continues to be proactive in doing our best to keep our families informed and our students safe. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns.Sincerely,Louis MooreSuperintendent