Below you will find documented discrimination in the Islip Town area. Our observations and findings are explicitly those of the Islip Town Branch of the NAACP and not necessarily the opinions of any individual member.
Brentwood Union Free School District Admits to Two (2) Hiring Practices that Statistically Discriminate Against Blacks and other Racial Minorities
"First considering internal candidates" with only 4% Black, 1% Asian and <1% Native American professionals, therefore disproportionately excluding others by race.
"Ripening" or "Developing" temporary employment contacts into probationary contracts. This regular practice reduces the eligible pool for probationary administrators and classroom teachers one (1). The result? 0% Blacks and 0% Native Americans hired using this method with 81 documented appointments since July 1, 2017.
We fought back on February 27, 2020 and will continue to fight until the Brentwood School Board votes to end discrimination in hiring.
THE ISLIP TOWN NAACP TO CONDUCT DIRECT ACTION CONDEMNING DOCUMENTED DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES OF THE BRENTWOOD UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
On Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:00pm the Islip Town NAACP will be at the Brentwood Board of Education meeting at the Felicio Administration Building, 52 Third Ave, Brentwood, NY 11717 to conduct a press conference and protest several documented discriminatory practices in hiring and disciplinary matters. The Branch has documented complaints from employees and parents since January 2018 and in their November 21, 2019 Direct Action Resolution recognized over two dozen discrimination complaints. In addition, since then, the Branch has secured documentation of the District’s usage of neutral policies and practices that discriminate against minorities.