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Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action Officer

 Michael T. Snyder

Rumson School District

50 Black Point Road

Rumson, NJ 07760

732-842-0811

msnyder@rumsonschool.org

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.

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.

To access the  Comprehensive Equity Plan Board Policy- 1523 COMPREHENSIVE EQUITY PLAN (pdf)