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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Haledon Board of Education prohibit discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

 

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at intake@usda.gov .

 

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

 

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

En Espanol

 

El Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (por sus siglas en inglés "USDA") y la Escuala de PC MAnchester prohíbe la discriminación contra sus clientes, empleados y solicitantes de empleo por raza, color, origen nacional, edad, discapacidad, sexo, identidad de género, religión, represalias y, según corresponda, convicciones políticas, estado civil, estado familiar o paternal, orientación sexual, o si los ingresos de una persona provienen en su totalidad o en parte de un programa de asistencia pública, o información genética protegida de empleo o de cualquier programa o actividad realizada o financiada por el Departamento. (No todos los criterios prohibidos se aplicarán a todos los programas y/o actividades laborales).

 

Si desea presentar una queja por discriminación del programa de Derechos Civiles, complete el USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (formulario de quejas por discriminación del programa del USDA), que puede encontrar en internet en http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html o en cualquier oficina del USDA, o llame al (866) 632-9992 para solicitar el formulario. También puede escribir una carta con toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Envíenos su formulario de queja completo o carta por correo postal a U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, por fax al (202) 690-7442 o por correo electrónico a intake@usda.gov.

Las personas sordas, con dificultades auditivas, o con discapacidad del habla pueden contactar al USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service (Servicio federal de transmisión) al (800) 877-8339 o (800) 845-6136 (en español).

 

El USDA y PC Manchester Escuela es un proveedor y empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

 

 

Violations should be reported to the nearest office of the NJ Division on Civil Rights at 866-405-3050 (Toll Free) or online at www.NJCivilRights.gov.

 

Please see the documentation displayed throughout our school in regards to your rights.

 

Filing a USDA Civil Right's Complaint

 

Please utilize the link below for the Form 148 to file a Civil Rights Complain.

 

Form 148   Click Here

 

Compliant Form in Spanish (Espanol)  Haga clic aqui

 

Board Policy on Equal Employment Opportunities - Policy Number 1530

 

 

1530 Equal Employment Opportunities

 

The Board of Education shall, in accordance with law, guarantee equal employment opportunity in the school of this district.

 

Each otherwise qualified person shall be offered equal access to all categories of employment and equal pay for equal work in this district without regard to the candidate's race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, affectational or sexual orientation or sex, social or economic status, or disability. The school district’s employment applications and pre-employment inquiries conform to the guidelines of the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights.

 

The Board will use equitable practices that prevent imbalance and isolation based on race, national origin, and gender among the district’s certificated and non-certificated staff and within every category of employment, including administration. Promotions and transfers will be monitored to ensure non-discrimination.

 

The Board will target-underutilized groups, so that the district’s employment of females and minorities in every category of employment equals or exceeds their representation within the county workforce. The Board will provide among the faculty of each school role models of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds.

 

For the purpose of this policy, "disability" means suffering from physical disability; from any mental, psychological, or developmental disability; or from AIDS or HIV infection.

 

The Board shall not enter into, or maintain, any contracts with a person, agency, or organization if it has knowledge that such person, agency, or organization discriminates on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, affectational or sexual orientation or sex, social or economic status, or disability, either in employment practices or in the provision of benefits or services to pupils or employees.

  

The Superintendent shall promulgate a complaint procedure for the adjudication of disputes alleging violation of the law prohibiting discrimination in employment or this policy.

 

The Board shall not discriminate against any person for that person's exercise of rights under the laws prohibiting discrimination in employment or this policy.

 

 

42 U.S.C.A. 12101 et seq.

N.J.S.A. 10:5-1 et seq.

N.J.S.A. 18A:6-5, 6-6; 18A:28-10; 18A:29-2

N.J.A.C. 6:4-1 et seq.

 

 

Adopted: 5 May 2005

 

 

Civil Rights Compliance Procedures

 

Complaints can be filed as detailed above. Matters of discrimination brought to the school district shall be investigated by the Affirmative Action Officer and their team.

 

Should the district be found to be non-compliant, the following actions shall take place:

 

1) Steps shall be taken to immediately obtain voluntary compliance

2) Discipline and or dismissal can be imposed for egregious acts of non-compliance

3) Policies and procedures will be put into effect to ensure such non-compliance does not occur

4)  A finding's effective date is the date of notice to the reviewed entity

 

 

 

Civil Rights Compliance Procedures for Limited English Proficient (LEP) Households

 

For Households where English is not the primary language procedures are in place to ensure effective communication of the district's policies and procedures. They include:

 

1) Publishing of policy and procedure in both English and Spanish (the second most spoken language in the district)

2) Forms available in both English and Spanish

3) Employment of bi-lingual staff

 

Should a language be spoken other than English or Spanish every effort shall be made by the district to secure a translator for such complaints.