Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Staff Recruitment, Hiring and Promotions

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Host – David Nash, Esq., Director of Legal Education and National Outreach, FEA

Guest – Rebecca Gold, LEGAL ONE Consultant

With school districts facing increasing staffing shortages, efforts to promote diversity in hiring have become more challenging than ever.  Those efforts have become ever more complicated by a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision invalidating the use of certain affirmative action policies at Harvard and the University of North Carolina.  However, the legal requirement to promote diversity in hiring and ensure nondiscriminatory hiring and promotions remains in effect for all New Jersey school districts.  In this episode, participants will gain an understanding of current legal requirements, the impact of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, and the elements related to recruitment and hiring practices that must be addressed in each district’s Comprehensive Equity Plan.  Listeners will also learn about innovative recruiting strategies that have made a real difference for New Jersey school districts.