Affirmative Action Officer for M.E.T.S. Charter School
District Affirmative Action Officer
Your Affirmative Action Officer, AAO, has the 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 (Prohibiting Sexual Discrimination in Education).
What is Affirmative Action?
Affirmative Action is a State obligation requiring School Districts to appoint an Affirmative Action Officer, to coordinate and implement District efforts, to comply with State affirmative regulations and to promote a working and learning environment, free of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, or socioeconomic status.
State and federal laws protect individuals against discrimination based on race, creed, religion, color, national origin/nationality, ancestry, age, sex/gender (including pregnancy), marital status/civil union /domestic partnership status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, disability (actual, perceived, or regarded as ) or liability for service in the U.S. Armed Forces /military status.
State law also requires that the Affirmative Action Officer serve as the District's Title IX Coordinator. Title IX is a federal law prohibiting discrimination in schools based upon sex. Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination.
The State's intent is to ensure that all students receive equal access to educational programs and services, and to ensure equality in employment and contract practices.
The Affirmative Action Laws protect you and your children from sexual harassment, and other forms of harassment covered by the law.
Affirmative Action Overview
Grievance Report Form
Appeal Form (Appeal to Superintendent)
Appeal Form (Appeal to Board of Education)