Christie names members to Anti-Bullying Task Force

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie announced his appointments to the state’s Anti-Bullying Task Force Tuesday.

The governor’s four appointments are Rutgers University’s Bullying Prevention Institute Director Bradford Lerman; Bancroft President and CEO Toni Pergolin; East Hanover Township Public Schools Superintendent Joseph Ricca; and New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association Executive Director Patricia Wright.

The seven-member task force is expected to assist officials with the implementation of New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, which is part of the state’s Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying law which recently went into effect.

The appointments do not require Senate confirmation and members will serve without compensation, according to the governor’s office.

Remaining members of the task force are appointed by the Senate president and the Speaker of the General Assembly.

Christie names members to Anti-Bullying Task Force