It is the policy of The Department of Education of the City of New York to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race‚ color‚ religion‚ creed‚ ethnicity/national origin‚ linage and citizenship status‚ age‚ marital status‚ disability‚ sexual orientation‚ gender(sex)‚ prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law)‚ and to maintain an environment free of unlawful harassment‚ including sexual harassment‚ and retaliation. This policy is in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964‚ Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972‚ Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967‚ Section 503 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973‚ Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1974‚ Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986‚ The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990‚ Civil Rights Act of 1991‚ New York State and City Human rights Law and Provisions of Nondiscrimination in Collective Bargaining Agreements of the Department of Education of the City of New York.
Any person who believes they have experienced discrimination MAY FILE A COMPLAINT in accordance with Chancellor's Regulation A-830 by contacting the Office of Equal opportunity ("OEO")
The Office of Equal Opportunity
New York City Department of Education
65 Court Street - Suite 923
Brooklyn‚ New York 11201
Telephone (718) 935-3320
Fax (718) 935-2531 WebsiteNew York City Commission on Human Rights
40 Rector Street
New York‚ New York 10006
U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
75 Park Place - 14th floor
New York‚ New York 10007-2146
United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
New York District Office
33 Whitehall Street‚ 5th Floor
New York‚ New York 10004
New York State Division of Human Rights
1 Fordham Plaza - 4th Floor
Bronx‚ New York 10458
U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
201 Varick Street - Room 750
New York‚ New York 10014
Rules and Regulations
Important Things to Know
GRADUATION CEREMONY ELIGIBILITY:
Please note that the New York City Department of Education regulations state that only those student who have satisfied the graduation requirements for a high school diploma may participate in the Graduation Ceremony. If there is any concern for student safety due to recent disciplinary action, the student will be excluded from the Graduation Ceremony or other commencement-related activities.
All students will be issued a copy of New York City Code of Behavior which must be followed. Proper conduct and behavior is expected of every high school student.
The school must have an accurate record of your address and telephone number. You must provide the school with your work number and an emergency contact number. Notify the school immediately of any change of address or telephone number.
State law mandates that students must attend every class every school day. Your child may be absent only for illness. Upon returning to school, your child must bring an absence note written by you or a physician.
Your child must have the required immunizations in order to attend high school. By State law, students will be excluded from school if he/she does not have proper immunization.
Your child must be on time to all classes. Students arriving late must receive a late pass. Your child may not leave the building until the end of his/her school day. Students may not leave the building for lunch.
If your child becomes ill in school or needs to leave early, he/she may not leave the school to go home alone. Parents must come to school to pick up any student who needs to leave before the conclusion of their school day.
Your child must be responsible for his/her ID, Program and METRO cards. They are essential and valuable documents. Students must have their school photo ID and program card with them at all times.
Your child is expected to be prepared to work every day and should bring notebooks, textbooks, and pens.
Students must come dressed appropriately to school each day. Shorts, midriff shirts, tank tops, and any suggestive clothing are not acceptable. We expect students to come “dressed for success” each day.
Students may not wear hats and do-rags in the school building.