Affirmative Action InformationJoAnne Zahn, Affirmative Action Officer1 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.
Resources for Affirmative Action
The following are a few of the resources available for additional information on Affirmative Action:
New Jersey State Division on Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
American Association for Affirmative ActionAFFIRMATIVE ACTION GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE: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.DEFINITIONS: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
Affirmative Action Officer- The district employee designated to coordinate efforts with
antidiscrimination legislation and charged with the
responsibility of investigating complaints.