Policies and Regulations
It is the mission of the Affirmative Action Office to ensure that the Monroe Township Board of Education maintains compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and affirmative action for staff and students.
Federal and state laws require employers to establish procedures to address discriminatory practices in the workplace through Affirmative Action programs, policies, and procedures. Still, discrimination remains a national problem. Today’s most pervasive discrimination results from typical, although often unintentional practices throughout the educational and employment process.
To complement the spirit of the law, Monroe Township Schools, under the direction of the New Jersey Board of Education, established an Affirmative Action Office.
The Affirmative Action Office is responsible for the planning and implementation of district initiatives to create positive and result-oriented programs designed to remedy patterns and practices of discrimination in employment and educational services.
The purpose of the Affirmative Action Office is to provide staff and students with opportunities for equity and equality, and to provide a forum to address and resolve grievances.
The administrative code governing affirmative action programs in school districts is N.J.A.C. 6A:7 (Managing for Equality and Equity in Education). Under New Jersey law, accountability for enforcement of affirmative action policies and programs is implemented by the Department of Education to support equity and equality for staff and students.
N.J.A.C. 6A:7 (Managing for Equality and Equity in Education) defines the responsibilities of district boards of education for compliance with current law and public policy governing the elimination of discrimination and the provision of equal educational opportunity in the public schools, as well as address the achievement gap and the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation.
Affirmative Action Officer