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Contact Jen Cruickshank, Ed.S.  Jen Cruickshank, Ed.S. (609) 625-6911 ex: 1419 Child Study Team & Related Services Supervisor

Affirmative Action

It is the policy of the Board of Education that no pupil enrolled in the district schools shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any educational or employment program or activity of this district on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, domestic partnership status, genetic information, familial status, disability or atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait of any individual, or because of liability for service in the armed forces of the United States, place of residence in the district, social or economic condition, or non-applicable disability, or because of genetic information or refusal to submit to or make available the results of a genetic test, or pregnancy. The affirmative action officer shall be responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring the district's affirmative action program with respect to school and classroom practices.

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, domestic partnership status, familial status, liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States, or atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait of any individual, 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 ACSSSD Board of Education will support its current Affirmative Action Resolution 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.

The Board of Education shall maintain an instructional and working environment that is free from harassment of any kind. Administrators and supervisors will make it clear to all staff, pupils and vendors that harassment is prohibited. Sexual harassment shall be specifically addressed in the affirmative action in-service programs required by law for all staff.

Jen Cruickshank-Affirmative Action Officer