Affirmative Action Officer
Michael T. Snyder, Ed. D.
Rumson School District
50 Black Point Road
Rumson, NJ 07760
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
The grievant submits the complaint to the Building Principal/Supervisor.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Policies & Regulations
Student Assessment (pdf)
Equity in Educational Programs & Services (pdf)
Equal Educational Opportunity (pdf)
Educational Program Evaluation (pdf)
Guidance Counseling (pdf)
Guidance Counseling - Regulation (pdf)
Curriculum Content (pdf)
Curriculum Content - Regulation (pdf)
Bilingual & ESL Education (pdf)
Bilingual & ESL Education - Regulation (pdf)
Affirmative Action Program for School & Classroom (pdf)
Affirmative Action Program for Employment & Contract Purposes (pdf)
Equal Employment Opportunities (pdf)
Equal Employment Opportunities Complaint Procedure (pdf)
Comprehensive Equity Plan (pdf)
Affirmative Action Program (pdf)
Affirmative Action Laws & Regulations
U.S. Department of Education - Office for Civil Rights
American Association for Access, Equity & Diversity
NJ State Division on Civil Rights