• EAST ORANGE SCHOOL DISTRICT
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    COMPREHENSIVE EQUITY PLAN
    For School Years
    2016-17 through 2018-19
     
    Revised August 10, 2016
     
     
    Dr. Gloria P. Watson, Interim Superintendent
    Mr. Victor R. Demming, School Business Administrator
    Dr. Deborah M. Harvest, Assistant Superintendent
     
     
     
    “MANAGING FOR EQUALITY AND EQUITY IN EDUCATION”
    THREE YEAR COMPREHENSIVE EQUITY PLAN
     
    School Years 2016-2017 through 2018-2019
     
    TABLE OF CONTENTS
     
     
    Section                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Page
     
    Statement of Assurance                                                                                                                                                                                                     4
     
    Statement Regarding Appointing the Affirmative Action Officer                                                      5
     
    Resolution Authorizing the Submission of the Proposed                                                                              6
    Comprehensive Equity Plan
     
    List of Affirmative Action Team Members                                                                                                                                            8
     
    Comprehensive Equity Plan Needs Assessment Checklist                                                                            9
     
    Comprehensive Equity Plan Forms                                                                                                                                                                    29
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    EAST ORANGE SCHOOL DISTRICT
     
    BOARD MEMBERS
    2016 – 2017
     
     
    Mr. Bergson Leneus, President
    Mr. Jenabu C. Williams, MPA, Vice President
    Dr. Kristie M. Howard
    Mr. Cameron B. Jones, Sr.
    Ms. Marjorie Perry
    Ms. Joy B. Tolliver, Esq.
    Ms. Terry S. Tucker
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    RESOLUTION APPOINTING THE
    AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OFFICER
     
     
    The Affirmative Action Officer for the East Orange School District is appointed annually at the May Reorganization meeting.  A copy of the resolution appointing the Affirmative Action Officer will be forwarded after the May 10, 2016 Board meeting.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     


    APPENDIX B: COMPREHENSIVE EQUITY PLAN NEEDS ASSESSMENT
     
    Directions:  Indicate compliance by yes or no.  If non-compliant, list the name of the school(s) not in compliance;
    specific areas identified as non-compliant MUST be addressed on the Comprehensive Equity Plan forms.
     
     
    1. BOARD RESPONSIBILITY
     
     
     
    Compliant
    (Yes or No)
     
    Documentation or Evidence to Substantiate
    Compliance MUST include Board policy title, number and date of adoption.
     
     
    List name of noncompliant school(s) in the district
    NJAC 6A:7-1.7; TITLE VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973; N.J.S.A. 10:5, Title IX; U.S. Supreme Court, 1982; Plyler v. Doe; N.J.A.C. 6A;15-1.7; Castańeda v. Pickard
     
    1. Adopt or re-adopt written equality and equity policies, requiring the following:
         
    1. Equality and Equity in School and Classroom Practices, that shall, as a minimum, do the following:
    1. Identify and address all forms of prejudice and discrimination in all district, charter and renaissance school project programs, practices, curricula, instructional materials and assessments.
    Yes
    • Policy 1140 – Affirmative Action Program – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy 1523 – Comprehensive Equity Plan – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy & Regulation 2260 – Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices & Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices Compliant Procedures – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy & Regulation 5750 – Equal Educational Opportunity – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy 5755 – Equity in Educational Programs and Services – Adopted 08/09/16
     
     
    1. Ensure equal access to all schools, facilities, programs, activities, and benefits for all students, regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability or socioeconomic status.
    Yes
    • Policy 1140 – Affirmative Action Program – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy 1523 – Comprehensive Equity Plan – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy & Regulation 5750 – Equal Educational Opportunity – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy 5755 – Equity in Educational Programs and Services – Adopted 08/09/16
     
     
    1. Provide equitable treatment for pregnant and married students.
    Yes
    • Policy 2416 – Programs for Pregnant Pupils – Adopted 06/03/09
    • Policy 5752 – Marital Status and Pregnancy – Adopted 01/12/10
     
     
     
    1. BOARD RESPONSIBILITY
     
     
     
    Compliant
    (Yes or No)
     
    Documentation or Evidence to Substantiate
    Compliance MUST include Board policy title, number and date of adoption.
     
     
    List name of noncompliant school(s) in the district
    1. Prohibit or eliminate all forms of harassment, including sexual harassment, intimidation and bullying. (P.L.2010,c122).
    Yes
    • Policy1523 – Comprehensive Equity Plan – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy & Regulation 5512 – Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Adopted 11/12/13
    • Policy & Regulation 5751 – Sexual Harassment / Sexual Harassment of Students – Adopted 09/10/13
     
     
    1. Equality in Employment and Contract Practices for all persons, regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability or socioeconomic status.
    Yes
    • Policy 1523 – Comprehensive Equity Plan – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy 1550 – Affirmative Action Program for Employment and Contract Practices/Employment Practice Plan & Affirmative Action Program for Employment and Contract Practices Plan Complaint Procedures – Adopted 08/09/16
     
     
    1. Appoint an Affirmative Action Officer (AAO) who can also serve as or coordinate with the Section 504 Officer and/or the district, charter and renaissance school project’s Title IX Coordinator.
    Yes
    • Policy 1140 Affirmative Action Program – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    Board resolution, Board minutes
     
    1. Provide staff development to ensure that all equity requirements comply with N.J.A.C. 6A:7-1.6.
    Yes
    • Policy 1140 – Affirmative Action Program – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    1. Authorize the Affirmative Action Team to develop a Needs Assessment and a Comprehensive Equity Plan, implement the plan over a three-year period of time, submit an annual Statement of Assurance of its implementation and progress.
    Yes
    • Policy 1140 – Affirmative Action Program – Adopted  08/09/16
     
    Copies of annual Statement of Assurance, documentation to support compliance
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    1. BOARD RESPONSIBILITY
     
     
     
    Compliant
    (Yes or No)
     
    Documentation or Evidence to Substantiate
    Compliance MUST include Board policy title, number and date of adoption.
     
     
    List name of noncompliant school(s) in the district
    1. Collect  and analyze Annual Yearly Progress  (Progress Targets) data for  underperforming subgroups disaggregated by gender, race, ethnicity, limited English proficiency, special education, migrant status, date of enrollment, student suspension, expulsion, child study team referrals; Pre-K-12 promotion/retention data; Pre-K-12 completion rates and re-examination and re-evaluation of classification and placement of students in special education programs if there is over representation within certain groups; staffing practices; quality of program data; and stakeholder satisfaction data.  Identify any school-level underperforming subgroups on Annual Yearly Progress (Progress Targets) reports for state assessments.
    Yes
    • Policy 1140 – Affirmative Action Program – Adopted  08/09/16
    • Policy 2415.01 – Academic Standards, Academic Assessments and Accountability – Adopted 02/08/11
    • Policy & Regulation 2423 – Bilingual and ESL Education - Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy 2610 – Educational Program Evaluation – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy 2622 – Pupil Assessment – Adopted 04/14/15
     
    Monthly Reports
    District Assessment Reports
     
     
    1. Adopt the Comprehensive Equity Plan (CEP) by board resolution, and facilitate and support implementation of the CEP, by undertaking the following actions:
    Yes
    • Policy 1140 – Affirmative Action Program – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy 1523 – Comprehensive Equity Plan – Adopted 08/09/16
    Board Resolution
    Board Minutes
     
     
    1. Inform the school community about the Board's policies prohibiting bias, harassment, discrimination and segregation; and ensuring equality in educational programs.
     
    Yes
    • Policy 1140 – Affirmative Action Program – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    District Website
    Student/Parent Handbook
    School and Office posting
     
     
    1. Define the responsibilities of the AAO (Affirmative Action Officer/504 Officer, and/or Title IX Coordinator); require that the AAO be a certificated staff person; and, train the AAO to handle the equity responsibilities.
    Yes
    • Policy 1140 – Affirmative Action Program – Adopted 08/09/16
     
     
    1. BOARD RESPONSIBILITY
     
     
     
    Compliant
    (Yes or No)
     
    Documentation or Evidence to Substantiate
    Compliance MUST include Board policy title, number and date of adoption.
     
     
    List name of noncompliant school(s) in the district
    1. Provide students, staff and the community with contact information for the AAO and publicize the location and availability of the CEP, policy(ies), grievance procedures and annual reports.
     
    Yes
    • Policy 1140 – Affirmative Action Program – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy & Regulation 1510 – Rights of Persons with Handicaps or Disabilities/Policy on Discrimination Disabilities/Non-Discrimination – Adopted 11/05/08
    • Policy & Regulation 2260 – Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    District memo
    District Posting
     
     
    1. Investigate and resolve discrimination complaints, grievances and incidents between students and staff or among students, based on race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, religion, English proficiency, housing status, socio-economic status or disability.
     
    Yes
    • Policy 1140 – Affirmative Action Program – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy & Regulation 1510 – Rights of Persons with Handicaps or Disabilities/Policy on Discrimination Disabilities/Non-Discrimination – Adopted 11/05/08
    • Policy & Regulation 2260  - Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices & Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices Complaint Procedures – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy & Regulation 5750 – Equal Educational Opportunity – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    AAO’s file of completed investigations
     
     
    1. Report on progress made in meeting the adequate yearly targets established for closing the achievement gap as set by the Department of Education.
     
    Yes
    • Policy 1140 – Affirmative Action Program – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy & Regulation 2260  - Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices & Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices Complaint Procedures – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy 2415.01 – Academic Standards, Academic Assessments and Accountability – Adopted 02/08/11
     
    Board Presentation
    Minutes from meeting
    School staff meetings, District In-services
     
     
     
    1. BOARD RESPONSIBILITY
     
     
     
    Compliant
    (Yes or No)
     
    Documentation or Evidence to Substantiate
    Compliance MUST include Board policy title, number and date of adoption.
     
     
    List name of noncompliant school(s) in the district
    1. Authorize the AAO to conduct yearly equity training for all staff.
     
    Yes
    • Policy 1140 – Affirmative Action Program – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    List of staff trainings
     
     
    1. A county vocational school district shall admit resident students based on board-approved policies and procedures that ensure equity and access for enrollment that shall be posted on the school district, charter and renaissance school project’s website.  N.J.A.C. 6A:19-2.3(b), Career and Technical Education Programs and Standards.
     
      (For County Vocational School Districts Only)
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    1. STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING
    N.J.A.C. 6A;7-1.6 & N.J.S.A. 10:5
     
     
     
    Compliant
    (Yes or No)
     
    Documentation or Evidence to Substantiate
    Compliance MUST include Board policy title, number and date of adoption.
     
     
    List name of noncompliant school(s) in the district
    1. Provide staff development, which will be open to parents and community members,  to identify and resolve problems associated with the student achievement gap and other inequities arising from prejudice regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, housing status or socioeconomic status every school year to:
    Yes
    • Policy 1140 – Affirmative Action Program – Adopted 08/09/16
     
     
     
     
    1. Certificated (administrative and professional) staff.
    Yes
    • Policy 1140 – Affirmative Action Program – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy & Regulation 3240 – Professional Development for Teachers and School Leaders – Adopted 06/10/14
     
    List of Professional Development Opportunities
    GCN completion
     
     
    1. Non-certificated (non-professional) staff.
    Yes
    • Policy 1140 – Affirmative Action Program – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy 4240 – Employee Training – Adopted 12/03/08
     
    List of Professional Development Opportunities
    GCN completion
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    1. SCHOOL AND CLASSROOM PRACTICES
     
     
     
    Compliant
    (Yes or No)
     
    Documentation or Evidence to Substantiate
    Compliance MUST include Board policy title, number and date of adoption.
     
     
    List name of noncompliant school(s) in the district
    1. Equality and Equity in Curriculum
     N.J.A.C. 6A:7-1.7(b); Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973; N.J.S.A. 10:5; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972, U.S. Supreme Court, 1982; Plyler v. Doe; N.J.A.C. 6A:15-1.7; Castańeda v. Pickard
     
    1. Ensure that the district, charter school or renaissance school project’s curriculum and instruction are aligned to the State’s Core Curriculum Content Standards and that they address the elimination of discrimination and the achievement gap, as identified by underperforming school-level AYP (Progress Targets profiles) for State assessment, by providing equity in educational programs and by providing opportunities for students to interact positively with others regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, immigration status, English proficiency, housing status or socioeconomic status.  Areas covered include, but are not limited to, the following:
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 2200 – Curriculum Content – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy & Regulation 2260  - Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices & Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices Complaint Procedures – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy 2415.01 – Academic Standards, Academic Assessments and Accountability – Adopted 02/08/11
    • Policy 5755 – Equity in Educational Programs and Services – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    1. School climate and culture, safe and positive learning environment
     
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 2260  - Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices & Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices Complaint Procedures – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy & Regulation 5750 – Equal Educational Opportunity – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    School Surveys on Climate and Culture
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    1. SCHOOL AND CLASSROOM PRACTICES
     
     
     
    Compliant
    (Yes or No)
     
    Documentation or Evidence to Substantiate
    Compliance MUST include Board policy title, number and date of adoption.
     
     
    List name of noncompliant school(s) in the district
    1. Courses of study, including physical education
     
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 2260  - Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices & Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices Complaint Procedures – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy 2422 – Physical Education – Adopted 05/10/16
    • Policy & Regulation 5750 – Equal Educational Opportunity – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    Board approved curriculum guides
     
     
    1. Library materials/instructional materials and strategies
     
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 2260  - Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices & Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices Complaint Procedures  – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy & Regulation 5750 – Equal Educational Opportunity – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    Board approved curriculum guides
     
     
    1. Technology/software and audiovisual materials
     
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 2260  - Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices & Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices Complaint Procedures  – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy & Regulation 5750 – Equal Educational Opportunity – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    Board approved curriculum guides
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    1. SCHOOL AND CLASSROOM PRACTICES
     
     
     
    Compliant
    (Yes or No)
     
    Documentation or Evidence to Substantiate
    Compliance MUST include Board policy title, number and date of adoption.
     
     
    List name of noncompliant school(s) in the district
    1. Guidance and counseling, including harassment, intimidation and bullying,  sexual harassment and grievance procedures
     
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 2260  - Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices & Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices Complaint Procedures  – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy & Regulation 2411 – Guidance Counseling – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy & Regulation 5512 – Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Adopted 11/12/13
    • Policy & Regulation 5750 – Equal Educational Opportunity – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    Board approved curriculum guides
    Monthly Anti-bullying specialists meeting
     
     
    1. Extra-curricular programs and activities
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 2260  - Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices & Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices Complaint Procedures  – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy & Regulation 5750 – Equal Educational Opportunity - Adopted 08/09/16
     
    Board approved extra-curricular program and activity guide
     
     
    1. Tests and other assessments
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 2260  - Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices & Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices Complaint Procedures  – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy & Regulation 5750 – Equal Educational Opportunity - Adopted 08/09/16
     
    Sharing of Data with staff, students, community and Board
     
     
     
     
     
     
    1. SCHOOL AND CLASSROOM PRACTICES
     
     
     
    Compliant
    (Yes or No)
     
    Documentation or Evidence to Substantiate
    Compliance MUST include Board policy title, number and date of adoption.
     
     
    List name of noncompliant school(s) in the district
    1. Reduction and/or prevention of under representation of minority, female and male students in all classes and programs
     
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 2260  - Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices & Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices Complaint Procedures  – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy & Regulation 5750 – Equal Educational Opportunity – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy 5755 – Equity in Educational Programs and Services – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    Board Approved Middle and High School Course of Study Manual
     
     
    1. Incorporate multicultural aspects throughout the instructional content and practices across the curriculum.
     
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 2260  - Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices & Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices Complaint Procedures  – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy & Regulation 5750 – Equal Educational Opportunity - Adopted 08/09/16
     
    Board approved curriculum guides
     
     
    1. Ensure that instruction in African-American History, including the Amistad, and the history of other cultures is taught as part of the history of the United States.   (N.J.S.A. 18A:35-1)
     
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 2260  - Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices & Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices Complaint Procedures  – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy & Regulation 5750 – Equal Educational Opportunity - Adopted 08/09/16
     
    Board approved curriculum guides
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    1. SCHOOL AND CLASSROOM PRACTICES
     
     
     
    Compliant
    (Yes or No)
     
    Documentation or Evidence to Substantiate
    Compliance MUST include Board policy title, number and date of adoption.
     
     
    List name of noncompliant school(s) in the district
    1. Include instruction on the Holocaust and other genocide curricula at all grade levels.  (N.J.S.A. 18A:35-28)
     
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 2260 – Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices & Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices Complaint Procedures – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy & Regulation 5750 – Equal Educational Opportunity – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    Board approved curriculum guides
     
     
    1. Equality and Equity in Student Access
    N.J.A.C. 6A:7-1.7; Titles VI & VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973; N.J.S.A. 10:5  IDEA of 1997; Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination and Denial of Services in Vocational Education (1989); U.S. Supreme Court, 1982; Plyler v. Doe; U.S. Supreme Court, 1974, Castańeda v. Pickard
     
    Provide equal and bias-free access for all students to all school facilities, courses, programs, activities and services, regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, English proficiency, housing status or socioeconomic status, as follows:
     
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 2260 – Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices & Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices Complaint Procedures – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy & Regulation 5750 – Equal Educational Opportunity – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy 5755 – Equity in Educational Programs and Services – Adopted 08/09/16
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    1. Ensure equal and barrier-free access to all school and classroom facilities.
     
    Yes
    • Policy 5755 – Equity in Educational Programs and Services – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    Long-range facilities plan
     
     
    1. Attain minority representation of students within each school, including racial and ethnic balance that approximates the district, charter and renaissance school project’s overall minority racial and ethnic representation. 
     
    Yes
    • Policy 5755 – Equity in Educational Programs and Services – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    AASA Report
     
     
    1. SCHOOL AND CLASSROOM PRACTICES
     
     
     
    Compliant
    (Yes or No)
     
    Documentation or Evidence to Substantiate
    Compliance MUST include Board policy title, number and date of adoption.
     
     
    List name of noncompliant school(s) in the district
    1. Refrain from locating new facilities in areas that will contribute to imbalanced, isolated, or racially identifiable school enrollments.
     
    Yes
    • Policy 5755 – Equity in Educational Programs and Services – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    Long range facilities plan
     
    1. Ensure that students are not separated or isolated by race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, immigration status, housing status or socioeconomic status, resulting in disproportionate placement within schools, courses, classes, programs or extracurricular activities.
     
    Yes
    • Policy 5755 – Equity in Educational Programs and Services – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    AASA Report
     
     
     
     
    1. Ensure that minority and female students are not underrepresented in gifted and talented or accelerated/advanced courses.
     
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 2260  - Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices & Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices Complaint Procedures – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy 5755 – Equity in Educational Programs and Services – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    Class rosters
     
     
    1. Ensure that minority and male students are not disproportionately represented in detentions, suspensions, expulsions, dropouts, or special need classifications.
     
    Yes
    • Policy 5755 – Equity in Educational Programs and Services – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    Monthly reports
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    1. SCHOOL AND CLASSROOM PRACTICES
     
     
     
    Compliant
    (Yes or No)
     
    Documentation or Evidence to Substantiate
    Compliance MUST include Board policy title, number and date of adoption.
     
     
    List name of noncompliant school(s) in the district
    1. Ensure equal and bias-free access for all students to computers, computer classes, career and technical education programs, and technologically-advanced instructional assistance, regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, affectional/sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, English proficiency, immigration status, housing status or socioeconomic status.
    Yes
    • Policy 5755 – Equity in Educational Programs and Services – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    Class schedules
    Board approved curriculum guides
     
    1. Ensure that all English language learners have equal and bias-free access to all school programs and activities.
     
    Yes
    • Policy 5755 – Equity in Educational Programs and Services – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    Class schedules
     
    1. Ensure that all students with disabilities have equal and bias-free access to all school programs and activities.
     
    Yes
    • Policy 5755 – Equity in Educational Programs and Services – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    Class schedules
    Department site visits
     
     
    1. Ensure that all schools’ registration procedures are in compliance with State and Federal regulations and case law.
     
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 5111 – Eligibility of Resident/Nonresident Pupils – Adopted 05/10/16
     
    Registration packet
     
     
    1. Utilize a State approved language proficiency assessment on an annual basis for determining the English language proficiency of English language learners.
     
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 2423 – Bilingual and ESL Education – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    WIDA and ACCESS assessment results
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    1. SCHOOL AND CLASSROOM PRACTICES
     
     
     
    Compliant
    (Yes or No)
     
    Documentation or Evidence to Substantiate
    Compliance MUST include Board policy title, number and date of adoption.
     
     
    List name of noncompliant school(s) in the district
    1. Utilize bias-free measures for determining the special needs of students with disabilities.
     
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 2260  - Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices & Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices Complaint Procedures  – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy 2460 – Special Education – Adopted 03/31/09
    • Regulation 2460.1 – Special Education – Location, Identification & Referral – Adopted 03/31/09
    • Regulation 2460.8 – Special Education – Free & Appropriate Public Education – Adopted 3/31/09
    • Regulation 2460.9 – Special Education – Transition from Early Intervention Programs to Preschool Programs – Adopted 3/31/09
    • Regulation 2460.16 – Special Education – Instructional Material to Blind or Print – Disabled Pupils – Adopted 03/31/09
     
     
    1. Ensure that support services (e.g. school-based youth services, health care, tutoring and mentoring) are available to all students, including English language learners.
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 2260  - Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices & Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices Complaint Procedures  – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    Class schedules
    After school program schedules
     
     
    1. Ensure that all pregnant students are permitted to remain in the regular school program and activities.  Ensure that equivalent instruction is provided the students, if not permitted to attend school by a doctor.
     
    Yes
    • Policy 2416  - Programs for Pregnant Pupils - Adopted 06/03/09
    • Policy 5752 – Marital Status and Pregnancy - Adopted 01/12/10
    • Policy 5755 – Equity in Educational Programs and Services - Adopted 08/09/16
     
    Attendance records
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    1. SCHOOL AND CLASSROOM PRACTICES
     
     
     
    Compliant
    (Yes or No)
     
    Documentation or Evidence to Substantiate
    Compliance MUST include Board policy title, number and date of adoption.
     
     
    List name of noncompliant school(s) in the district
    1. Equality and Equity in Guidance Programs and Services       
    N.J.A.C. 6A:7-1,7(c)Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972, & Carl D. Perkins Vocational & Technical Education Act of 1998
     
    Ensure that the district, charter and renaissance school project’s guidance program provides the following:
         
    1. Access to adequate and appropriate counseling services for all students, including   females, minority students, English language learners, non-college bound students, and students with disabilities.
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 2411 – Guidance Counseling – Adopted – 08/09/16
    • Policy 5755 – Equity in Educational Programs and Services – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    Board Approved Counseling Plan
    Counselors Monthly log
     
     
    1. A full range of possible occupational, professional, and Career and Technical Education choices for all students, including careers in the science and technology industries and nontraditional careers.
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 2260  - Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices & Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices Complaint Procedures  – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy & Regulation 2411 – Guidance Counseling – Adopted – 08/09/16
    • Policy 5755 – Equity in Educational Programs and Services – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    Course selection forms
     
     
    1. Bias-free materials for use by counselors.
     
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 2411 – Guidance Counseling – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy 5755 – Equity in Educational Programs and Services – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    Board Approved Counselors Plan
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    1. SCHOOL AND CLASSROOM PRACTICES
     
     
     
    Compliant
    (Yes or No)
     
    Documentation or Evidence to Substantiate
    Compliance MUST include Board policy title, number and date of adoption.
     
     
    List name of noncompliant school(s) in the district
    1. Equality and Equity in Physical Education    
    N.J.A.C. 6A:7 (d) and Title IX, Education Amendment of 1972
     
    Ensure that the physical education program and instructional activities are equitable.
     
     
    • Policy 2422 – Physical Education – Adopted 05/10/16
    • Policy 5755 – Equity in Educational Programs and Services – Adopted 08/09/16
     
     
     
     
    1. Equality and Equity in Athletic Programs
    Athletic Guidelines 1986; N.J.A.C. 6A:7-1.7(d) and Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972
     
    Ensure that the athletic program accomplishes the following:
     
         
    1. Relatively equal numbers of varsity and sub-varsity teams for male and female students.
     
    Yes
    • Policy 5755 – Equity in Educational Programs and Services – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    List of all Board approved teams
     
     
    1. Equitable scheduling of night games, practice times, locations and numbers of games for male and female teams.
     
    Yes
    • Policy 5755 – Equity in Educational Programs and Services – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    Review of schedules and calendar
     
     
    1. Equitable treatment that includes staff salaries, purchase and maintenance of equipment, etc.
     
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 2260  - Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices & Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices Complaint Procedures – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    Teacher’s contract and EOBOE appointments
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    1. SCHOOL AND CLASSROOM PRACTICES
     
     
     
    Compliant
    (Yes or No)
     
    Documentation or Evidence to Substantiate
    Compliance MUST include Board policy title, number and date of adoption.
     
     
    List name of noncompliant school(s) in the district
    1. Comparable facilities for male and female teams.
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 2260  - Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices & Affirmative Action Program for School and Classroom Practices Complaint Procedures – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    Review of facilities
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    1. EMPLOYMENT/CONTRACT PRACTICES
    N.J.A.C. 6A:7-1.8; Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; N.J.S.A. 10:5, Equal Pay Act 1973
     
    Compliant
    (Yes or No)
     
    Documentation or Evidence to Substantiate
    Compliance MUST include Board policy title, number and date of adoption.
     
     
    List name of noncompliant school(s) in the district
    1. Ensure that the district, charter and renaissance school project provides equal and bias-free access to all categories of employment, as follows:
     
    1. Utilize equitable hiring practices that correct imbalance and isolation based on race, national origin, sexual orientation, and gender among the district, charter and renaissance school project’s certificated and non-certificated staff and within every category of employment, including administration.
     
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 1510 – Rights of Persons with Handicaps or Disabilities/Policy on Discrimination & Rights of Persons with Handicaps or Disabilities/Non-Discrimination – Adopted 11/05/08
    • Policy & Regulation 1530 – Equal Employment Opportunities & Equal Employment Opportunities Complaint Procedures – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy 1550 – Affirmative Action Program for Employment and Contract Practices/Employment Practice Plan & Affirmative Action Program for Employment and Contract Practices Plan Complaint Procedures – Adopted 08/09/16
     
     
     
     
     
    1. Target recruiting practices for under-represented populations in every category of employment.
     
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 1530 – Equal Employment Opportunities & Equal Employment Opportunities Complaint Procedures – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    1. Compliance of employment applications and pre-employment inquiries conform to the guidelines of the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights.
     
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 1510 – Rights of Persons with Handicaps or Disabilities/Policy on Discrimination – Adopted 11/05/08
    • Policy & Regulation 1530 – Equal Employment Opportunities & Equal Employment Opportunities Complaint Procedures – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy 1550 – Affirmative Action Program for Employment and Contract Practices/Employment Practice Plan & Affirmative Action Program for Employment and Contract Practices Plan Complaint Procedures – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    On-boarding checklist
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    1. EMPLOYMENT/CONTRACT PRACTICES
    N.J.A.C. 6A:7-1.8; Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; N.J.S.A. 10:5, Equal Pay Act 1973
     
    Compliant
    (Yes or No)
     
    Documentation or Evidence to Substantiate
    Compliance MUST include Board policy title, number and date of adoption.
     
     
    List name of noncompliant school(s) in the district
    1. Monitor promotions and transfers to ensure non-discrimination.
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 1530 – Equal Employment Opportunities & Equal Employment Opportunities Complaint Procedures – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy 1550 – Affirmative Action Program for Employment and Contract Practices/Employment Practice Plan & Affirmative Action Program for Employment and Contract Practices Plan Complaint Procedures – Adopted 08/09/16
     
     
    1. Provide equal pay for equal work regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability or socioeconomic status.
     
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 1530 – Equal Employment Opportunities & Equal Employment Opportunities Complaint Procedures – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy 1550 – Affirmative Action Program for Employment and Contract Practices/Employment Practice Plan & Affirmative Action Program for Employment and Contract Practices Plan Complaint Procedures – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    Board approved contracts for all positions
     
     
    1. Ensure that the district, charter and renaissance school project does not enter into, or maintain, contracts with persons, agencies, or organizations that discriminate in employment or in the provision of benefits or services, on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, housing status or socioeconomic status.
     
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 1530 – Equal Employment Opportunities & Equal Employment Opportunities Complaint Procedures – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy 1550 – Affirmative Action Program for Employment and Contract Practices/Employment Practice Plan & Affirmative Action Program for Employment and Contract Practices Plan Complaint Procedures – Adopted 08/09/16
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    1. EMPLOYMENT/CONTRACT PRACTICES
    N.J.A.C. 6A:7-1.8; Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; N.J.S.A. 10:5, Equal Pay Act 1973
     
    Compliant
    (Yes or No)
     
    Documentation or Evidence to Substantiate
    Compliance MUST include Board policy title, number and date of adoption.
     
     
    List name of noncompliant school(s) in the district
    1. Provide Equality in Employment and Contract Practices for all persons, regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, housing status or socioeconomic status.
    Yes
    • Policy & Regulation 1530 – Equal Employment Opportunities & Equal Employment Opportunities Complaint Procedures – Adopted 08/09/16
    • Policy 1550 – Affirmative Action Program for Employment and Contract Practices/Employment Practice Plan & Affirmative Action Program for Employment and Contract Practices Plan Complaint Procedures – Adopted 08/09/16
     
    District contracts
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    APPENDIX C: COMPREHENSIVE EQUITY PLAN CORRECTIVE ACTIONS

    I. BOARD RESPONSIBILITY
     
     
    SCHOOL DISTRICT, CHARTER SCHOOL OR RENAISSANCE SCHOOL PROJECT NAME:                                     
                                                               
    OBJECTIVE:  For each noncompliant area of the Needs Assessment, describe the corrective actions to be implemented for School Years 2016-17 through 2018-19, to ensure that the Board of Education or Board of Trustees follows through with its responsibilities, including adoption or re-adoption of written equality and equity policies; the authorization of the AAO to develop a CEP; collection of disaggregated data; and adoption of the CEP and facilitate and support its implementation.
     
    Section/sub-section from Needs Assessment Implementation
    Strategies
    Staff Responsible Implementation Timeline
    2016    2017    20 18   Ongoing
    Evidence of Completion
      There were no identified areas of corrective actions in this category. The East Orange School District will continue to maintain, support and continuously review all policies and practices to ensure compliance.      
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    II. STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING
     
     
    SCHOOL DISTRICT, CHARTER SCHOOL OR RENAISSANCE SCHOOL PROJECT NAME:
     
    OBJECTIVE:  For each noncompliant area of the Needs Assessment, describe the corrective actions to be implemented for School Years 2016-17 through 2018-19 to provide in-service training for school personnel on a continuing basis to identify and resolve problems arising from prejudice on
     
    the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, housing status or socioeconomic status.  
     
     
    Section/sub-section from Needs Assessment Implementation
    Strategies
    Staff Responsible Implementation Timeline
    2016    2017    20 18   Ongoing
    Evidence of Completion
      There were no identified areas of corrective actions in this category. The East Orange School District will continue to maintain, support and continuously review all policies and practices to ensure compliance.      
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
     
     
    SCHOOL DISTRICT, CHARTER SCHOOL OR RENAISSANCE SCHOOL PROJECT NAME:
     
    OBJECTIVEFor each noncompliant area of the Needs Assessment, describe the corrective actions to be implemented for School Years 2016-17 through 2018-19 for developing and/or revising curriculum to eliminate discrimination, add multicultural content, and promote understanding and mutual respect among all students. 
     
    Section/sub-section from Needs Assessment Implementation
    Strategies
    Staff Responsible Implementation Timeline
    2016    2017    20 18   Ongoing
    Evidence of Completion
      There were no identified areas of corrective actions in this category. The East Orange School District will continue to maintain, support and continuously review all policies and practices to ensure compliance.      
             
             
             
             
             
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
       
    SCHOOL DISTRICT, CHARTER SCHOOL OR RENAISSANCE SCHOOL PROJECT NAME:
     
    OBJECTIVEFor each noncompliant area of the Needs Assessment, describe the corrective actions to be implemented for School Years 2016-17 through 2018-19 to provide equal and bias-free access for all students to all school facilities, courses, programs, activities and services, regardless of race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, religion, English proficiency, socio-economic status, immigration status, housing status or disability.
     
     
    Section/sub-section from Needs Assessment Implementation
    Strategies
    Staff Responsible Implementation Timeline
    2016    2017    20 18   Ongoing
    Evidence of Completion
      There were no identified areas of corrective actions in this category. The East Orange School District will continue to maintain, support and continuously review all policies and practices to ensure compliance.      
             
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
       
    SCHOOL DISTRICT, CHARTER SCHOOL OR RENAISSANCE SCHOOL PROJECT NAME:
     
    OBJECTIVEFor each noncompliant area of the Needs Assessment, describe the corrective actions to be implemented for School Years 2016-17 through 2018-19 to provide equitable treatment, adequate and appropriate counseling services for all students, including females, minority students, English language learners, non-college bound students, migrant students, students experiencing homelessness and students with disabilities, and to ensure exposure and counseling services focused on careers in the science and technology industries,  non-traditional career options and post-secondary opportunities for minority and female students.
     
    Section/sub-section from Needs Assessment Implementation
    Strategies
    Staff Responsible Implementation Timeline
    2016    2017    20 18   Ongoing
    Evidence of Completion
      There were no identified areas of corrective actions in this category. The East Orange School District will continue to maintain, support and continuously review all policies and practices to ensure compliance.      
             
             
       
     
     
     
     
     
     
         
     
     
     
     
    III. SCHOOL AND CLASSROOM PRACTICES: 
    Equity in physical education & athletic programs
     
    SCHOOL DISTRICT, CHARTER SCHOOL OR RENAISSANCE SCHOOL PROJECT NAME:
     
    OBJECTIVEFor each noncompliant area of the Needs Assessment, describe the corrective actions to be implemented for School Years 2016-17 through 2018-19 to ensure that there is gender equity in all physical education and athletic programs, and to ensure equitable opportunities for all students to participate in athletics regardless of race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, English proficiency, housing status, socio-economic status or disability.
     
    Section/sub-section from Needs Assessment Implementation
    Strategies
    Staff Responsible Implementation Timeline
    2016    2017    20 18   Ongoing
    Evidence of Completion
      There were no identified areas of corrective actions in this category. The East Orange School District will continue to maintain, support and continuously review all policies and practices to ensure compliance.      
             
             
             
             
             
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
       
    SCHOOL DISTRICT,CHARTER SCHOOL OR RENAISSANCE SCHOOL PROJECT NAME:
     
    OBJECTIVE:  For each noncompliant area of the Needs Assessment, describe the corrective actions to be implemented for School Years  2016-17 through 2018-19 to ensure equitable practices in employment at all levels of responsibility, and to avoid engaging in business with firms that discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, religion, English proficiency, housing status, socio-economic status, or disability. 
     
     
    Section/sub-section from needs assessment Implementation
    Strategies
    Staff Responsible Implementation Timeline
    2016    2017    20 18   Ongoing
    Evidence of Completion
      There were no identified areas of corrective actions in this category. The East Orange School District will continue to maintain, support and continuously review all policies and practices to ensure compliance.