Chain of Command

Barnegat Township School District
Office of the Superintendent
Dr. Brian Latwis
2018-2019 School Year

Chain of Command/How to Effectively Communicate with School Officials

 Parents are often discouraged when they attempt to communicate with central office administrators and are sent back to building-based officials in order to resolve a problem their child may be experiencing in school. To prevent that frustration, parents can become informed about the Chain of Command, or where to begin the communication sequence regarding their child’s problem.

Many parental questions are easily and completely answered by communicating directly with the educator in charge of the class or program.  Each situation should first be addressed at whatever level the initial action was taken, with appeals moving on to the next level on the chain of command.  The easiest way to communicate would be by e-mail (e-mail format:  first initial, last  A phone call would be the next preferable way to communicate.


1.   On Matters Involving Instruction:
a Classroom teacher or Case Manager
b.   Guidance Counselor
c Vice Principal (High School or Middle School)
d.   Principal
e District Supervisors
·    District Supervisor of Math and Science (6-12)
Krystina Smith (609) 698-5832 ext. 5145
·    District Supervisor of Language Arts Literacy &
Social Studies (6-12) Tracee DuBeck (609) 698-5832 ext. 5145
·    District Supervisor of Elementary Education
Regina Santolla (609) 698-5832 ext. 5145
·    District Supervisor of Special Education
Stacey Jakalow (609) 698-5832 ext. 5153
·    District Supervisor of Guidance
Leah Purpuri (609) 698-5832 ext. 5147
f Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Human Resources
James Barbiere 
(609) 698-5832 ext. 5146
g Director of Student Services – Daniel Gunderse(609) 698-5832 ext. 5153

 2.   On Matters Involving Athletics or Extra-curricular Activity:  (High School or Middle School)
a Club Advisor or Coach
b.   Athletic Director (for Athletics and Band only) John Germano
(609) 660-7510 ext. 7002
c.    Principal

3. On Matters Involving Student Discipline (High School or Middle School)
a. Classroom Teacher
b. Guidance Counselor
c. Vice Principal
d. Principal

4. On Elementary School Matters:
a. Classroom Teacher
b. Guidance Counselor
c. Principal

5. On Matters Involving Buildings or Grounds (building maintenance/custodial/grounds maintenance)
a. Principal
b. Facilities Coordinator – Buildings, IPM, Energy Education
 Neil Piro(609) 698-5824
c. Grounds Coordinator – Grounds, EMC
 Bob Osborn (609) 698-5824

6. On Matters Involving Transportation:
a. Transportation Coordinator – Bill Cox (609) 698-5816

7. To Resolve ALL Matters ONLY after you have followed the levels
outlined above:
a. Superintendent of Schools – Dr. Brian Latwis
(609) 698-5800 ext. 5116

Revised 12/2018

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