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1 Introduction to Affirmative Action in the Bordentown Regional School District Presented by: Daniel Riether District A.A.O Ext. 3143

2 What does the district AAO do? Oversees the implementation of the district’s affirmative action plan to increase minorities in the district. Oversees the development and implementation of the district’s comprehensive equity plan. Maintains communication with staff, students and community. Coordinates/provides mandated in-service training for all certified and non-certified staff. Has full knowledge of the grievance procedures and employment policies and is the point person for students and staff filing grievance procedures. Maintains confidential records and reports data as required Assures that the district maintains fair and impartial hiring practices; frequently sits in on interviews.

3 What is Title IX? A.The title between Title IIX and X B.A new brand of golf club guaranteed to improve your game C.A law passed in 1972 that requires gender equity for boys and girls in every educational program that receives federal funding

4 10 Key Areas Title IX addresses Access to higher education Athletics Career Education Education for Pregnant and Parenting students Employment Learning Environment Math and Science Sexual Harassment Standardized Testing Technology

5 E.E.O The Bordentown Regional School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, ancestry or social or economic status.

6 Other functions of the A.A.O In-Service Training Textbook and Materials Review Recruiting, Hiring and Employment Practices Student Assignment Physical Education and Athletics Examination of areas where bias/discrimination may be present Dissemination of Information

7 Handling Grievances Discrimination involving… sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, affectional and or sexual orientation, ancestry, socio- economic status. Prompt and equitable resolution of student and employee complaints. Procedures posted, records are maintained, corrective actions are implemented when warranted.

8 Grievance Procedure PURPOSE: To provide students, parents and employees a procedure by which they may seek remedy for alleged violations related to discrimination GRIEVANCE- a formal written complaint GRIEVANT- student, parent or staff member aggrieved by a decision falling under the guidelines of federal, state or local anti discrimination laws AAO district employee designated to coordinate efforts with antidiscrimination legislation and charged with the responsibility to investigate complaints

9 Sample Grievance Procedure STEP 1- The grievant must present the complaint in written form to your building AAO. STEP 2- The AAO has five (5)h working days in which to investigate and respond to the grievant. STEP 3- If not satisfied, the grievant may appeal within ten working days to the Superintendent. STEP 4- Response by Superintendent must be given within five (5) working days. STEP 5- If grievant remains unsatisfied, an appeal may be made within ten days to the local BOE which will hear the complaint at the next regular calendar meeting within thirty (30) days.

10 Grievance Procedure contd. Step 6- BOE shall respond to the grievant within thirty (30) calendar days. Step 7- If the grievant is not satisfied with the BOE decision the grievant may choose to have it referred to the Burl. Co. Superintendent of Schools. Step 8- The grievant maintains the right to bypass the grievance procedure and submit the complaint directly to one or both of the following agencies:

11 Grievance Procedure contd. Office of Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action 44 South Clinton Avenue Trenton, New Jersey Mailing Address: Office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) PO Box 315 Trenton, NJ Mamta Patel Esq., EEO/AA Officer Phone: FAX: U.S. Equal Employment U.S. Department of Labor Opportunity Commission Frances Perkins Building Constitution Ave. NW (TTY)Washington, DC Telephone:

12 Summary AAO’s purpose is to ensure everyone in district is protected against discrimination of any form. AAO is responsible for upholding Title IX and ensuring the district engages in non discriminatory practices and equal opportunity for all. Affirmative Action is a PRO-ACTIVE PROCESS ! Follow district guidelines if you experience any issues related to discrimination. When in doubt, contact your building AAO or administrator.

13 Building Affirmative Action Officers BRHS Mrs. Alessandra Montoya ext BRMS Mrs. Toby Sebelist ext MIS Mrs. Renee’ Woodley ext PMES Mrs. Robin Blue ext CBS Mrs. Jenny Farina ext. 3127


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