District Affirmative Action Officer
The prime function of an AAO is to oversee district compliance with N.J.A.C. 6A:7 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. To effectively carry out this function, the AAO has a number of major responsibilities. A district may appoint more than one AAO. For example, a district might select a curriculum supervisor as the AAO for school classroom practices, and the personnel director as AAO for employment/ contract practices. The AAO, in compliance with N.J.A.C. 6A:7 must form an affirmative action team to coordinate and implement the requirements as described in preparation of the comprehensive equity plan.