Affirmative Action

Contact Info
Keith Barton
Affirmative Action Officer


Office Location
Room 916B
2 Cedar Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: 973-424-4426
Fax: 973-424-4413

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