Non-Discrimination Compliance ProceduresIt is the policy of the Burlington County Institute of Technology to assure that no person, on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, age, sex, handicap or marital status, shall be subjected to discrimination in employment or be excluded from or denied benefits of any activity, program or service for which the school district has responsibility. The school district will comply with all state and federal laws and regulations concerning nondiscrimination.
The Affirmative Action Officer (AAO) will be the recipient of all complaints which allege discrimination under any of the categories denoted above. Anyone who believes he or she has been discriminated against should report the fact promptly to the Affirmative Action Officer. District Policy and Procedures on Discrimination and Sexual Harassment are available for filing a complaint/grievance.
What is Title IX?
Title IX is a federal law that 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.
Title IX forbids sex discrimination in all district services and academic programs. Title IX also forbids discrimination because of sex in employment and recruitment consideration or selection, whether full time or part time, under any education program or activity operated by an institution receiving or benefiting from federal financial assistance. In accordance with Title IX, the school district does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, and it is required by law and policy not to discriminate in such a manner.
Role of Title IX Coordinator
Pursuant to Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the District’s Title IX Coordinator is the designated agent of the school district with primary responsibility for coordinating Title IX compliance efforts. The Title IX Coordinator’s responsibilities are critical to the development, implementation, and monitoring of meaningful efforts to comply with Title IX legislation, regulation, and case law. In broad terms, the Title IX Coordinator oversees monitoring of school district policy in relation to Title IX law developments; implementation of grievance procedures, including notification, investigation and disposition of complaints; provision of educational materials and training for the district community; conducting and/or coordinating investigations of complaints received pursuant to Title IX; ensuring a fair and neutral process for all parties; and monitoring all other aspects of the district’s Title IX compliance.
Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to our District Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator:
Mr. Eder Joseph
(609) 267-4226 ext. 2204
Burlington County Institute of Technology
695 Woodlane Road
Westampton, NJ 08060
Phone: (609) 267-4226