• Affirmative Action Information

    JoAnne Zahn, Affirmative Action Officer
    1 Dyer Avenue, South Hackensack NJ, 07606

    South Hackensack Public School District disapproves of all acts or patterns of discrimination against employees and students. Therefore, the Board takes corrective action when a complaint is brought to the attention of the Affirmative Action Officer. If an employee or student feels that he/she has been discriminated against, they should file a written grievance (complaint) with the Affirmative Action Officer who shall investigate all such allegations.

    Any person who believes that he/she has been discriminated against may also file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights or the Department of Education at the same time a grievance is filed during or after the grievance process, or without using the school district process at all. A person may also file a grievance with the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights.


    PURPOSE: To provide students, employees, and parents a procedure by which they can
    seek a remedy for alleged violations related to discrimination on the basis of
    race, color, creed, religion, affectional or sexual orientation, sex, ancestry,
    national origin, or socioeconomic status.
    Grievance - A formal written complaint.
    Grievant - Any student, employee, or parent aggrieved by a decision or
    condition falling under the guidelines of federal and/or state
    anti-discrimination laws.
    Affirmative Action Officer- The district employee designated to coordinate efforts with
    antidiscrimination legislation and charged with the
    responsibility of investigating complaints.