Affirmative Action and Title IX
Affirmative Action Declaration
The Board of Education declares it to be the policy of the Atlantic County Vocational School District that each student in the district shall be provided with an equal opportunity to achieve his/her maximum potential through the programs offered in the Atlantic County Institute of Technology. No student shall be denied access to or benefit from the educational programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, ancestry, national origin, place of residence, disability, or social or economic background.
Notice of Contact for Special Needs:
The Atlantic County Institute of Technology is accessible to persons with disabilities. Anyone needing special accommodations or services should contact the following at least 5 days before a scheduled event.
Declaración De Acción Afirmativa
La política del ministerio de educación del distrito de la escuela vocacional del condado Atlantic establece que los estudiantes pertenecientes al distrito deben de ser provistos con una igual oportunidad para que alcancen su máximo potencial a través de los programas ofrecidos en el Instituto de tecnología del condado Atlantic. A ningún estudiante se le debe negar el acceso o el beneficio de los programas educacionales debido a su raza, color de la piel, credo, religión, sexo, alcurnia, nacionalidad, residencia, discapacidad, o estado social o condición económica.
What is Title IX?
The federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in educational institutions is Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 (amending the Higher Education Act of 1965). This act is codified as Title 20, United States Code, Chapter 38, Sections 1681-1686. The act was also amended by the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 ("Title IX"). The law states that "no person in the United States shall on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. The amendment in 1987 expanded the definition of program or activity to include all the operations of an educational institution, governmental entity or private employer that receives federal funds.
Responsibilities of a Title IX Coordinator:
The Title IX coordinator has a responsibility to coordinate the recipient’s efforts to comply with its obligations under Title IX and the Title IX regulations. These responsibilities include coordinating any investigations of complaints received pursuant to Title IX and the implementing regulations.