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Federal Law prohibits educational program and employment discrimination on the basis of gender (Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments); handicap (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973); age (Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967); and race, color, religion, gender, or national origin (Title VII Of The Civil Rights Act of 1964). New Jersey Title 6 prohibits educational program and employment practices discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, ancestry, national origin, and social/economic status.
The Woodbury School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender ancestry, national origin, social/economic status, age, or handicap in its educational programs or employment practices in accordance with the applicable statutes.
In addition, the Board of Education is committed to maintaining an instructional and working environment that is free from harassment of any kind. It shall be a violation of this policy for students to harass other students, for students to harass staff members, for staff members to harass students, or for staff members to harass other staff members through conduct or communications of a sexual nature.
Sexual harassment is a violation of state and federal laws. It has been defined under the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
Findings of sexual harassment will result in disciplinary action. For a student, this may include parental conference, suspension, a report with the Woodbury Police Department and/or any other disciplinary action deemed necessary and appropriate by the Superintendent of Schools or Board of Education. For a staff member, the consequences may include written reprimand, suspension, termination and/or any other disciplinary action deemed necessary and appropriate by the Superintendent of Schools or Board of Education.
For specific board policies and regulations please go here: Board of Education Policies.