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Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action Plan

Lavallette School District



To provide employees, parents and students as a procedure by which they can seek a remedy for alleged violations related to discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, affectional or sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, national orgian, disability, or socioeconomic status. This procedure is intended to facilitate an equitable and just resolution of a dispute at the most immediate level and will be implemented in an informal manner.


Affirmative Action Statement

In accordance with federal/state anti-disrcimination legislation set forth in the Policy No. 2260, the Lavallette School Board of Education has adopted and hereby publishes the Grievance Procedure provided for the resolution of employee, parent and student complaints. Every reasonable effort will be made to expedite the process in the interest of a prompt resolution. Time limits may, however, be extended with the consent of all parties.


Federal Laws

  • Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Equal Pay Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)


Affirmative Action Officer

The district employee designated to coordinate efforts with anti-discrimination legislation and is responsible for coordination of activities relating to compliance with the Affirmative Action Plan.



The following copy of the form can be obtained from the Affirmative Action Officer and/or on the school website under the Affirmative Action Plan section:

  • Affirmative Action Complaint Form
  • Affirmative Action Appeal Form


Record & Confidentiality

The records of any complaint processed in accordance with this procedure shall be maintained in a file separate from the pupil’s cumulative file. A notation shall be made in the pupil’s file of the presence of the record in the separate file.


Overview of Grievance Procedure


Step #1 - The complainant must present the complaint in written form using the Affirmative Action Complaint Form to the responsible person designated as the school Affirmative Action Officer if the matter is not resolved informally within 30 working days.


Step #2 - The Affirmative Action Officer will investigate the complaint and respond to the case in writing no later than 7 working days after the receipt of the written complaint. A copy of the complaint with the response will be forwarded to the Superintendent.


Step #3 - If the complainant is not satisfied, they may appeal in written form using the Affirmative Action Appeal Form within three working days to the Superintendent. A copy of the appeal must be given to the staff member alleged to violate the Affirmative Action Plan.


Step #4 - The complainant will be given an informal hearing with the Superintendent and any other necessary parties involved in the case. The Superintendent will render a written decision in the matter no later than seven working days after the appeal was filed or when the hearing was held (whichever occurred later). Copies of the decision will be given to all parties and the Board.


Step #5 - If the complainant does not agree with the decision, they may appeal the Superintendent’s decision to the Board in written form no later than three working days after receipt of the Superintendent’s decision. The appeal shall include the original complaint, the response to the complaint, the Superintendent decision, the summary of the Superintendent hearing and complainant’s reason to appeal the decision. A copy of the appeal will be given to the staff alleged of the Affirmative Action Plan violation.


Step #6 - The Board will review the appeal submitted and may render a decision on the basis of the proceedings as necessary. The Board will render a written decision no later than forty-five calendar days after the appeal was filed or the hearing held (whichever occurred later). Copies of the decision will be given to all parties.


Step #7 - The complainant will be informed of their right to appeal the Board’s decision to the Commissioner of Education or to the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights.


Dr. Lisa Gleason

District Superintendent

Lavallette School

105 Brooklyn Avenue

Lavallette, NJ 08735


Phone: 732 793 7722


Susan Misdom

Affirmative Action Officer

Lavallette School 

105 Brooklyn Avenue 

Lavallette, NJ 08735

[email protected] 

Phone: 732 793 7722