Affirmative Action Information


    An Affirmative Action Officer (AAO) is a member of the professional staff who has the responsibility to coordinate and implement the district's efforts to comply with the regulations of N.J.A.C. 6A:7 and to promote a working and learning environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. 


    • Oversees the development and implementation of the district’s Comprehensive Equity Plan as defined in N.J.A.C. 6A:7: Managing for Equality and Equity in Education.
    • Monitors implementation of the plan and related strategies for improvement.
    • Maintains communication with staff, students, and community.
    • Coordinates/provides mandated in-service training for all certified and non-certified staff.
    • Has full knowledge of the district’s grievance procedures and employment policies and is the point person for students and staff filing grievance procedures.
    •  Maintains confidential records and reports data as required.
    • Assures that the district maintains fair and impartial hiring practices; frequently sits in on interviews.
    • Makes sure that the district creates the type of environment where everyone feels respected.  
    •  Performs other duties as deemed necessary.

    Hackensack Public Schools:

    Andrea Oates-Parchment, Affirmative Action Officer

     Date created: November 5, 2019