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Former School Employers Can Now Share Teacher Criminal Behavior With Prospective Employers

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TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Jay Webber’s landmark legislation stopping child predators in schools from easily changing jobs was signed today by the governor.

“This is a huge victory for our children, their parents, and our state,” said Webber (R-Morris). “This landmark legislation creates safer schools and prioritizes the protection of our students.  Allowing former employers to share information with prospective employers about teachers who sexually assault students is plain common sense.  No longer will these predators be able to continue their horrific behavior simply by changing jobs. Children will now have the protection they deserve.”

Webber’s bill (S414/A3381) requires school districts to share information about sexual misconduct and child abuse investigations unless the claims were proven to be false or unsubstantiated, and grant school districts legal immunity.  It also bans the separation agreements that force districts to destroy or withhold information about those probes.

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Webber authored and championed this legislation after learning the story of Jason Fennes, a former Montville High School teacher whose sexual assault of five female students spurred his suspension and resignation.

Fennes was then hired by a private school that confirmed his employment, but Montville was bound by a separation agreement preventing them from sharing his past abuse. Subsequently, he sexually assaulted a first-grade girl less than a year after his hire for which he is now serving a 14-year state prison sentence.

Senator Joe Pennacchio sponsors the Senate bill (S414). The Senate and Assembly unanimously approved the legislation in February.

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Glen Rock Police Blotter - May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018

During the period between May 7 and May 13, 2018 members of the GRPD handled 273 calls for service, the highlights of which included:

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Click It or Ticket Mobilization in Glen Rock: May 21 – June 3, 2018

GLEN ROCK, NJ -- The Glen Rock Police Department will join with police from around the country in cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign, according to Sgt. Scott McGovern.

Beginning May 21 and running through June 3, the annual “Click It or Ticket” national mobilization utilizes high visibility seat belt ...

Host an International Exchange Student

May 20, 2018

EF High School Exchange Year—a division of EF Education First, the World Leader in International Education—has kicked off its annual nationwide search for caring host families to welcome exchange students into their homes. Last year EF connected over 3,000 exchange students from around the world with families across the United States, and they are expecting to place the same number ...

Unlimited Classes Offered at My Gym Glen Rock June - August 2018

GLEN ROCK, NJ - My Gym Glen Rock thanks their enrolled members for their loyalty and valued business. To show their appreciation, they are offering unlimited classes this summer to all enrolled members.

You can attend as many age appropriate classes as you want at no additional charge. All you have to do is be enrolled and start scheduling your unlimited classes online. Space is limited based ...

Glen Rock Council Candidates "Lunch and Listen"; Next Date, May 23

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Glen Rock Council Candidates Kristine Morieko and Mary Barchetto were joined by several constituents at Merve’s in downtown Glen Rock for an informal meet and greet last week. Both candidates were pleased by the turnout, and felt that the format worked well.

“It was an open house format, giving everyone a chance to come in, give feedback and leave with food for ...

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