An article in the July 22, 2019 print edition of School Board Notes about Senate Bill 3433, “Mallory’s Law,” failed to attribute the source of background information about the legislation. The source was the bill statement attached to the proposed legislation. The bill statement used the terminology “unrelenting bullying in school and online,” wording that also appeared in the article but without attribution.

The use of the terminology does not represent NJSBA’s opinion on the actions of the board of education or staff of any school district that may have been involved in the situation related to the legislation.

NJSBA apologizes for any misperception resulting from the unattributed use of the terminology.