Affirmative Action and the District Comprehensive Equity Plan
East Brunswick Public Schools values the rich diversity of our community, which includes students, staff, families, community groups and local businesses and partners who provide our students with meaningful educational experiences.Click here for a sampling of activities that contribute to our equality and inclusive mission.Click here for the District Comprehensive Equity PlanBackground: In January 2017, the State Board of Education re-adopted N.J.A.C. 6A:7, Managing for Equality and Equity in Education, which outlines responsibilities for achieving and maintaining compliance with all state and federal laws governing equity in educational programs. As a result, all school districts are mandated to develop a three-year Comprehensive Equity Plan (CEP). The responsibility of each Board of Education of every public school district in New Jersey is to identify and correct all discriminatory and inequitable policies, programs, practices and conditions within or affecting schools. The approved Comprehensive Equity Plan enables the District to demonstrate compliance with all applicable laws, codes, and regulations as described within.
Process: East Brunswick Public School's Affirmative Action Team (AAT) prepared the Comprehensive Equity Plan (CEP), over the course of the 2018-2019 school year, and submitted to the State Department of Education in June 2019. The plan, which is linked above and below, was approved by the NJDOE in August 2019.
The Board of Education authorized the District's AAT to complete the State's Needs Assessment on May 2, 2019 in order to construct the District's CEP for 2019-2022. The Board later approved the District's Draft Plan on May 14, 2019, for submission to the Middlesex County Office of the NJDOE.
For the 2019-2020 school year, East Brunswick's Affirmative Action Officers (AAOs) are:
Danielle A. Ruggiero, Director of Human Resources
Louis Figueroa, Assistant Superintendent
Assisting in the CEP Implementation:
Christopher Yannazzo, Supervisor of Athletics/PE, Title IX Coordinator
Edna Bonnie LaBoy, Director of Professional Learning
The Comprehensive Equity Plan enables school districts, charter schools and renaissance school projects to demonstrate compliance with all applicable laws, codes, and regulations.
Please click here for a link to the US Department of Education, Office of Civil rights. The mission of the Office for Civil Rights is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.
East Brunswick's Affirmative Action Team:
Danielle A. Ruggiero, AAO, Director of Human Resources
Louis Figueroa, AAO, Assistant Superintendent
Trudy Atkins, Dir of Comm. Outreach & Academic Support
Yolonda Bishop, Community Member
Danielle Blalock, Supervisor of Student Services & Wellness
Dr. Joyce Boley, Asst. Superintendent of Academics
Lisa Citron, Instructional Coach
Dr. Michael, Gaskell Principal
Edna Bonnie LaBoy, Dir. of Prof Learning, Evaluation & Assessment
Dr. Daniel Moran, Supervisor of Social Studies
Jennifer Sislian, School Counselor
Runali Sukhadia, Human Resources Coordinator
Louise Sultana, Supervisor of Guidance for grades 6 – 12, College and Career Readiness
Edna Bobbie Tu, Media Specialist
Christopher Yannazzo, Supervisor of PE/Athletics
Please click below for a copy of the district CEP which is also available on the EB Moodle site. The district follows the guidelines set forth in the Introductory Manual for Affirmative Action Officers, which can be accessed by clicking here.
Link to East Brunswick's 2019-2022 Comprehensive Equity Plan