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Bullying and Harrassment

New London Public Schools are committed to providing an environment that supports learning. The district responds to bullying and harassment complaints comprehensively and in a timely manner. We have included on this page direct access to the processes and documentation regarding bullying and harassment. 

New London Public School Climate Plans

Safe School Climate Plans

Each School in the district maintains a Safe School Climate Plan. Each plan contains proactive strategies, professional development, and data collection systems to promote positive school climate. Plans are reviewed annually with climate survey data.

New London High School
Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School
Jennings Elementary School
Winthrop STEM Elementary School
Nathan Hale Fine Arts Magnet School

In 2012, state legislation mandated the creation of school Climate Specialists. The responsibilities of the specialist is to maintain the school bullying documentation and to oversee and/or conduct all investigations of bullying. The school climate specialists and the district Safe School Coordinator annually review data regarding school climate and bullying. The Safe School Climate Specialists and Coordinator are listed below.

Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School  Roland Dunham 860-437-6480

Suspect your child is being bullied?

If you suspect that your child is being bullied, you may contact any administrator in the appropriate building or Roland Dunham, 860-437-6480.

What should I expect when I file a complaint?

Every bullying complaint will be investigated within 48 hours of the filing.

Every complaint of bullying will be deemed to be or not to be a verified act of bullying.

Confidentiality will be maintained regarding student consequences.

Anonymous Report:

Anonymous complaints will not result in disciplinary consequences.

Other Resources:

Several organizations offer helpful information in this area. You might want to explore any of the following resources:

Website Links:


The Ophelia Project:

The Connecticut State Department of Education:


Harassment Complaints:

Roland Dunham, Assistant Principal
Title IX Coordinator

If you have questions regarding harassment or Title IX concerns, or if you would like to file a harassment complaint you may contact your school principal or the Assistant Principal of BDJMS at 860-437-6480

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