Affirmative Action Information

  • Affirmative Action Officer
    The Affirmative Action Officer 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. This person also serves as the district’s Title IX Coordinator (Prohibiting Sexual Discrimination in Education).
    Lorraine Rake, Principal Primetime-District Affirmative Action Officer
    (201) 355-8669
    lrake@njsbjc.org

    Steps to File an Affirmative Action Grievance
    If you think you experienced discrimination:
    • Fill out the grievance form
    • Contact the Affirmative Action Officer listed above for an appointment
    • There will be an intake session and an investigation will be launched
    • The results/conclusion of this investigation will be sent to you in writing
    • You are guaranteed confidentiality, but not anonymity as witnesses must be questioned
    Appeal Process
    • If unsatisfied with the results of the results of the Affirmative Action investigation, the grievant may appeal to the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee
    • If unsatisfied with the superintendent or his/her designee's decision, the grievant may appeal to the Board of Education
    • If unsatisfied with the Board's decision, the grievant may appeal to the Executive County Superintendent
    • The grievant has the right to by-pass this process and appeal directly to the:
    o Commissioner of Education;
    o Equal Employment Opportunity Commission;
    o U.S. Office of Civil Rights;
    o U.S. Department of Education; or
    o N.J. Division of Civil Rights
    Resources
    Southern Law Center: www.tolerance.org
    National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity: www.napequity.org
    USDOE Office of Civil Rights: www.ed.gov/ocr

Contact Information

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    Lorraine Rake
    District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
    SBJC Board Office
    500 Route 17 South, Suite 307
    Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604
    201-393-0475 ext. 242
    lrake@njsbjc.org

    Julie Callaghan
    Anti-Bullying Specialist
    (Maywood, PrimeTime & Carlstadt)
    Maywood Campus
    404 Maywood Avenue
    Maywood, NJ 07607
    201-845-8818
    jcallaghan@njsbjc.org

    Paula Hill
    Anti-Bullying Specialist
    (Maywood & Little Ferry)

    Maywood Campus
    404 Maywood Avenue
    Maywood, NJ 07607
    201-845-8818
    phill@njsbjc.org

    Bonnie Kraft
    Anti-Bullying Specialist
    (Moonachie & South Hackensack)
    Lodi Campus
    123 Union Street
    Lodi, NJ 07644
    973-249-0995
    bkraft@njsbjc.org

    Claudia Balestier
    Anti-Bullying Specialist
    (Lodi)

    Lodi Campus
    123 Union Street
    Lodi, NJ 07644
    973-249-0995
    cbalestier@njsbjc.org