MEDFORD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Medford, New Jersey 08055
TO: Parent(s) /Guardian(s), Students and Staff
FROM: Joseph J. Del Rossi, Ed.D. Superintendent
RE: Equality in Educational Programs and Employment
DATE: September, 2016
The Educational Amendment of 1972, Title IX, prohibits sex discrimination in federally assisted educational programs. The basic provisions assure every person the right and opportunity to participate in any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. In addition, Title IX ensures against sex discrimination relating to program admissions, treatment of students and employment.
Further, the New Jersey Constitution and legislative action guarantee each child in the public schools equal educational opportunity regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, or socioeconomic status. (6A:7-1.1) To insure these basic rights, the Commissioner of Education and the State Board of Education have developed regulations outlined in the N.J. Administrative Code 6:4-1.1 concerning sex equality in educational programming.
In keeping with the spirit of Title IX and New Jersey law, the Medford Board of Education passed a resolution on June 25, 1975, supporting these provisions and has further appointed an Affirmative Action Officer for the district.
If any person has a complaint with regard to discrimination in the classroom, employment practices or business practices, please contact:
Thomas E. Olson
Administrative Director of Programming and Planning
Telephone: (609) 654-6416, Ext: 8088
Medford Township Public Schools
137 Hartford Road
Medford, NJ 08055
MTPS 88A (rev08/2012 TO)