Dr. Yolanda Méndez
Human Resource Services &
District Affirmative Action Officer
765 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
The Board of Education (the District) guarantees to all persons equal access to all categories of employment, retention and advancement in this district, regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, marital status, family status, liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait of any individual, no applicable disability or because of genetic information or refusal to submit to or make available the results of a genetic test.
An affirmative action/equity program shall be a part of every aspect of employment not limited to but including upgrading; demotion or transfer; recruitment or recruitment advertising; renewal or non-renewal; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation including fringe benefits; employment selection or selection for training and apprenticeships; promotion; or tenure.
State and federal statutes and regulations prohibit school districts from discriminatory practices in employment or educational opportunity against any person by reason of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, marital status, liability for service in the Armed Forces Of the United States, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait of any individual, genetic information, or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make the results of a genetic test known, in employment or in educational opportunities. Further state and federal protection is extended on account of disabilities, social or economic status, pregnancy, childbirth, pregnancy-related disabilities, actual or potential parenthood, or family status.
The Board of Education (the District) will continue to support its Affirmative Action Resolution, and to implement the district’s equal educational opportunity policy, school and classroom practices plan and contract/employment practices plan in accordance with law and regulation.
Click on the links below to download Affirmative Action and Section 504 forms.
Email address: AffirmativeAction@nullnps.k12.nj.us