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Affirmative Action

Mission Statement


The Nutley School District is committed to maintaining a diverse environment that is free from harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, gender identity or expression, affectional or sexual orientation, social or economic status, or disability.


Appointment of Affirmative Action Officers

Whereas, New Jersey public schools and the Nutley School District are required to develop and implement a Multi-Year Equity Plan to identify and resolve all equity needs affecting its schools, pupils, or staff, as indicated in N.J.A.C. 6:4-1 et seq.; and Whereas, an affirmative action officer is necessary to uphold the regulations pertaining to N.J.S.A. 18A:36-20; N.J.S.A. 10:5; N.J.A.C. 6A:7; Guidelines for the Desegregation of Public Schools in New Jersey (1989); Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (I.D.E.A.) of 1997; now therefore be it Resolved, that affirmative action officers be appointed for the Nutley School District.


Affirmative Action Officers

Karen Greco, District Affirmative Action Officer

Jess Mabel, Nutley High School Affirmative Action Officer
Lauren Parness John H. Walker Middle School Affirmative Action Rep

Nancy Thunell, Lincoln Elementary School Affirmative Action Rep

Jenna Maldonado, Radcliffe Elementary School Affirmative Action Rep
Debra Tiene, Spring Garden Elementary School Affirmative Action Rep

Kelli Cerniglia, Washington Elementary School Affirmative Action Rep

Serena Hitchens, Yantacaw Elementary School Affirmative Action Rep




Resources for Affirmative Action

The following are a few of the resources available for additional information on Affirmative Action:

New Jersey State Division on Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division

American Association for Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action Laws and Regulations

LGBTQ Resources for Students & Staff

Welcoming Schools


Teaching Tolerance 




District Affirmative Action Officer
Karen Greco

371 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ 07110
(973) 661-8503

Policy 1140 Affirmative Action Program

Policy 1523 Comprehensive Equity Plan

Policy 1530 Equal Employee Opportunities

Policy 1550 Affirmative Action Program for Employment and Contract Practices

Policy 1550R Affirmative Action Program for Employment and Contract Practices Complaint Procedure

Policy 2260 Affirmative Action Program for School And Classroom Practices

Policy 5756 Transgender Students

Grievance Procedure

Grievance Filing Form

2011-12 Affirmative Action & HIB Activities

2012-13 Affirmative Action & HIB Activities

2013-14 Affirmative Action & HIB Activities

2014-15 Affirmative Action & HIB Activities

2015-16 Affirmative Action & HIB Activities

Title IX Resource Guide


The Nutley School District serves approximately 4,100 students in Kindergarten through grade 12. The five elementary schools serve students K-6 and include Lincoln School, Radcliffe School, Spring Garden School, Washington School and Yantacaw School. John H. Walker Middle School serves students in grades 7-8 while Nutley High School addresses the needs of students in grades 9-12.