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Affirmative Action Officer


Albert Tarleton

Lodi High School

99 Putnam Street

Lodi, NJ 07644



An AAO is a member of the professional staff who has responsibility to coordinate and implement the district's efforts to comply with the regulations of N.J.A.C. 6A:7 and to promote a working and learning environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. This person also serves as the district's Title IX Coordinator.

An AAO does the following:

• 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 as defined in N.J.A.C. 6A:7.

• Monitors implementation of the plan and related strategies for improvement.

• Maintains communication with staff, students, and community.

• Coordinates/provides mandated in-service training for all certified and non-certified staff.

• Has full knowledge of district 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.

• Performs other duties as deemed necessary.

Title IX

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §



Affirmative Action Grievance Procedure

Step #1:

The grievant submits the complaint to the Building Principal/Supervisor.

Step #2:

The principal has ten (10) working days in which to investigate and respond to the grievant.

Step # 3:

If the matter is not resolved to the satisfaction of the complainant within ten (10) working days, the complainant may submit a written complaint to the Affirmative Action Officer. The Affirmative Action Officer will investigate the matter and will respond to the complaint in writing no later than thirty (30) working days after receipt of the written complaint.

Step #4:

The complainant may appeal the Affirmative Action Officer's decision to the Board by filing a written appeal with the Board Secretary no later than ten (10) working days after receipt of the Affirmative Action Officer's decision.

Step #5:

The Board will render a written decision no later than thirty (30) calendar days after the appeal was filed or the hearing held, whichever occurred later.

Step #6:

If the grievant is not satisfied with the Board's decision, the grievant may file the complaint to the Commissioner of Education or the NJ Division on Civil Rights.


The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 6329992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S.

Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

El Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (por sus siglas en inglés "USDA") prohíbe la discriminación contra sus clientes, empleados y solicitantes de empleo por raza, color, origen nacional, edad, discapacidad, sexo, identidad de género, religión, represalias y, según corresponda, convicciones políticas, estado civil, estado familiar o paternal, orientación sexual, o si los ingresos de una persona provienen en su totalidad o en parte de un programa de asistencia pública, o información genética protegida de empleo o de cualquier programa o actividad realizada o financiada por el Departamento. (No todos los criterios prohibidos se aplicarán a todos los programas y/o actividades laborales).Si desea presentar una queja por discriminación del programa de Derechos Civiles, complete el USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (formulario de quejas por discriminación del programa del USDA), que puede encontrar en internet en http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, o en cualquier oficina del USDA, o llame al (866) 632-9992 para solicitar el formulario. También puede escribir una carta con toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Envíenos su formulario de queja completo o carta por correo postal a U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication,1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, por fax al (202) 690-7442 o por correo electrónico a program.intake@usda.gov. Las personas sordas, con dificultades auditivas, o con discapacidad del habla pueden contactar al USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service (Servicio federal de transmisión) al (800) 877-8339 o (800) 845-6136 (en español). El USDA es un proveedor y empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.




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