Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action Office


Affirmative Action Officer
Ms. Candace Coccaro
Phone: (201) 915-6227
Affirmative Action Team
Cynthia Small
Sean Healy
John Emolo
Roberto Altamirano
Melissa Dos Santos
Charlie Grant
Dr. Ruth Cummings-Hypolite
John Rivero


The Jersey City Public School District prohibits all forms of discrimination and illegal harassment against students and staff based upon race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex (including pregnancy), familial status, marital status, domestic partnership status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for military service, and mental or physical disability, perceived disability, and AIDS and HIV status.


The Affirmative Action Office, in conjunction with the Legal Department and Human Resources, ensures that our classrooms and workplaces are free from discrimination and illegal harassment. The Affirmative Action team duties include investigating alleged discriminatory conduct and promoting the principles of inclusion, diversity, and equal employment opportunity.


Any questions concerning Affirmative Action should be directed to the Affirmative Action Office.