The Palmyra Board of Education is a Equal Opportunity Employer, has an Affirmative Action Program, and will not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, political affiliation, sex, armed forces liability, physical handicap, social or economic status. This employer is committed to section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
The New Jersey Constitution and implementing legislation guarantees each child in the public schools equal educational opportunity regardless of race, color, sex, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, or social or economic status. To assure these basic rights, the Commissioner of Education and the State Board of Education have developed regulations outlined in New Jersey Administrative Code 6:4-1.1 etc. sec. which specifically implement N.J.S.A. 18A:36-20 and the State Board of Education resolution concerning sex equality in education programs.
Section 504 is the section of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which applies to students with disabilities. Basically it is a civil rights act which protects the civil and constitutional rights of students with disabilities. Section 504 prohibits school districts which receive federal funds from discriminating against otherwise qualified students solely on the basis of handicap. Section 504 is enforced by the US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Should you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact the district administrative offices.
Mr. Michael Papenberg, 311 West Fifth Street