Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action Equity Training

All Employees are required to complete the training within the next 30 days.

All staff members will receive an email on or about May 16, 2018 that contains instructions on how to access the training including a unique username and password. The training is interactive and includes video as well as questions that have to be answered in order to complete the training. We are asking all district location leads to make provisions for per-diem and permanent staff to access location-based computers to complete the training module. The affirmative action office will monitor the district’s completion progress over time. Once the training period starts, email reminders will be sent to ensure that all staff members complete the training in a timely fashion.

Contact Info
Keith Barton
Affirmative Action Officer


Office Location
765 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: 973-424-4426
Fax: 973-327-6219

Newark Public Schools (NPS) Policy 2224, provides that the State District Affirmative Action Officer is appointed by the State District Superintendent. This Affirmative Action Officer is granted the “responsibility to facilitate, oversee and ensure the development and implementation of school and classroom practices and plans, employment and contract practices plan, school desegregation plan as well as related inter-program coordination. The Affirmative Action Officer(s) shall ensure that the District upholds all regulations, codes and laws related to equity in the schools.”

NPS 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. The District will discipline any individual who retaliates against any person who reports alleged acts of discrimination or who retaliates against any person who testifies, assists or participates in an investigation, proceeding or hearing relating to a discrimination complaint. Retaliation includes, but is not limited to forms of intimidation, reprisal or harassment. (NPS Policy 6121).

To obtain a complaint form, click the link below or contact the Office of Affirmative Action.

Email address: AffirmativeAction@nullnps.k12.nj.us