• Protecting Your Rights

    In Support Of Everyone In Our Community 

    Elizabeth Public Schools prohibits all forms of discrimination and illegal harassment against students and staff based upon race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex (including pregnancy), familial status, marital status, domestic partnership status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for military service, and mental or physical disability, perceived disability, and AIDS and HIV status.

    Where Can You Get Information ?


    Affirmative Action Officer and Title IX Coordinator

    Peter G. Vosseler 
    Imperial Plaza Building 
    505 North Broad Street 
    Elizabeth, NJ 07208 
    908.436.5317
    vosslepe@elizabeth.k12.nj.us

    The Elizabeth Public Schools Affirmative Action Officer is granted the responsibility to facilitate, oversee school and classroom practices and plans, employment and contract practices plan, school desegregation plan as well as related inter-program coordination.  The Affirmative Action Officer, in conjunction with the Legal Department and Human Resources, ensures that our classrooms and workplaces are free from discrimination and illegal harassment. Among the Affirmative Action Officer's many duties, the Officer investigates alleged discriminatory conduct, provides conflict resolution counseling, conducts comprehensive training in discrimination and harassment law and promotes the principles of inclusion, diversity, and equal employment opportunity.The Affirmative Action Officer shall ensure that the District upholds all regulations, codes and laws related to equity in the schools.

    The EPS District’s 504/ADA Coordinator

    Michael Burke
    505 North Broad Street
    Elizabeth, NJ 07208
    908.436.5367
    Burkemi@elizabeth.k12.nj.us 

    The district’s 504/ADA Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the district’s efforts to comply and fulfill its responsibilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its implementing regulations, as well as Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The 504/ADA coordinator will oversee the review of any complaints of discrimination based on disability, which may be filed pursuant to the Board of Education’s adopted grievance procedure.

    The 504/ADA Coordinator will also facilitate the training of district employees so all employees understand their responsibilities under 504 and ADA, and are informed of the Board of Education’s policies and procedures with respect to implementing and complying with all provisions of 504 and Title II of the ADA.

    EPS - Our Customer Service

    Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Cedeño Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning 908.436.5163
    Assistant Superintendent Rafael A. Cortes, Jr. Assistant Superintendent for Schools 908.436.5311

     

    • Interface with parents and the community
    • Listen attentively to concerns and recommendations 
    • Provide confidential guidance, information and individual coaching to help prepare for difficult conversations
    • Help identify a range of resolution options through formal channels and/or informal processes
    • Help bridge communication between parents and educators
    • Identify trends and make recommendations for improvement to prevent issues from recurring
    • Assist in achieving outcomes consistent with fairness, established policies and the law
       
     Important Policies To Know