Federal and State law prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender, race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, affectional or sexual orientation (real or perceived) age, marital status, disability or social or economic status.
New Jersey Title 6 (Equality in Educational Programs) requires that all school districts submit the following to the Commissioner of Education:
- Resolution of Equal Educational Opportunity
- Affirmative Action Plan for School and Classroom Practices which deals with equal opportunity within the school setting (generally those areas involving the district's "Educational Opportunity" Policy).
- Affirmative Action Plan for Employment/Contract Practices, which deals with equal opportunity and contractual vendor relationships.