• Affirmative Action & Comprehensive Equity Plan

    The Pitman School District, in compliance with New Jersey Statutes, the Fourteenth Amendment of the U. S. Constitution, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other related legislation, has developed a multi-year plan to address equity requirements and equality in education programs. The Pitman Board of Education has adopted resolutions and policy for a Comprehensive Equity Plan.

    An Affirmative Action Team, comprised of district teachers, staff members, and administrators has performed a needs assessment in order to identify and correct areas of potential inequality. Areas to be assessed include all district programs, practices, curricula, and instructional material assessment. The Affirmative Action Team also assessed and ensure continuation or development of programs and activities regardless of race, national origin, gender, gender identity expression, sexual orientation, religion, English proficiency, socioeconomic status, marital or pregnancy status, disability, or status as a member of any other protected class.

    Additionally, further programs dealing with staff development, parent and community participation, school, classroom practices, and employment and contract practices have been established in order to facilitate the implementation of the Comprehensive Equity Plan.

    The Needs Assessment and Comprehensive Equity Plan (2019-2022) was approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education on August 13, 2019. An annual statement of assurance that this plan remains in effect will be filed each year with the NJ Department of Education.

    For questions or further information about the comprehensive equity plan or about reporting affirmative action grievances, please contact: Mr. Ryan Caltabiano, AAO, at (856) 589 – 2145 or rcaltabiano@pitman.k12.nj.us. Please see the grievance reporting form on the list of documents on this page. The Pitman Public School District prohibits discrimination on all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact Mr. Chris Morris, Director of Special Services at (856) 589 – 2888.