With over 30 years of public safety experience, Leo P. McGuire has remained on the forefront of innovation, technology, and mentoring others to realize their potential.
Whether it was serving as a military policeman in the U.S. Army, as a police officer and supervisor in a New Jersey municipality, or leading Bergen County’s largest law enforcement agency as Sheriff, he maintained a balance between effective leadership and providing the critical safety services our citizens expect and desire.
Selected as a member of the National Sheriff’s Association’s Board of Directors, Leo also served as the President of the Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey and Vice-President of the Sheriff’s Association of New Jersey before retiring from law enforcement in 2010. He continues supporting the community by serving on the iSupport Education Foundation Board and as State Vice-Chair for the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserves, a Dept. of Defence agency, while operating a consulting business, LPM Strategies.
It is the goal of the administration, faculty, staff and parents of iLearn Schools to provide a safe, secure and friendly educational environment for students. iLearn Schools has developed and implemented a School Safety Team (SST) that provides leadership and direction to achieve this goal. The SST serves as a professional learning committee (PLC) to implement programs and procedures to have iLearn Schools incompliance with the rules and regulations of the New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights.
Safety in our schools
Security 411- Our security staff possesses well over 400 years of combined in law enforcement and military experience. They serve as one of the many layers of security we have implemented to ensure a safe and secure educational environment for your child. With electronically controlled entrances, surveillance video systems, and random physical perimeter monitoring by our security officers, we are always striving to develop better and more efficient methods to keep all visitors, staff, and students safe. We conduct ourselves with professionalism and understand our role in nurturing and mentoring our students. We have been successful thus far in creating a positive and safe environment without the use of firearms by our officers. We recognize that some schools have made the decision to allow their security officers to carry weapons and respect their rationale, but we have decided our layers of security are appropriate and appreciated by our staff and students.
New Jersey HIB Definition
Harassment, intimidation or bullying means any gesture, any written or physical act, or any electronic communication, whether it be a single incident or series of incidents, that is reasonably perceived as being motivated either by any actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical, or sensory disability, or by any other distinguishing characteristic (ANY ONE DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTIC), that takes place on school property, at any school sponsored function, on a school bus or off school grounds that substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of the other students (SUBSTANTIAL DISRUPTION OR INTERFERENCE) and that: a reasonable person should know, under the circumstances, will have the effect of physically or emotionally harming a student or damaging the student’s property or placing a student in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm to his person or damage to his property.
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
- Ms. Esther Arizmendi
- 43 Clifton Avenue Clifton, NJ 07011
- (973) 955-4050
- 225 Grand Street Paterson, NJ 07514
- (862) 336-1550
- Anti-Bullying Specialist K-3: Ashya Porter
- Anti-Bullying Specialist 4-9: Nadine Niles
- Director: Mr. Danny Necimo
HIB Report Form and Resources
All HIB Report Forms are available at Portal Website.