Nondiscrimination Equal Educational Opportunity
Any form of discrimination or harassment can be devastating to an individual’s academic progress, social relationship and/or personal sense of self-worth. As such, the Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis or race, color, ages, religion, military status, ancestry, or genetic information (collectively, “Protected Classes”) in its educational programs or activities.
Equal educational opportunities shall be available to all students, without regard to the Protected Classes, age, place of residence within the boundaries of the District, or social or economic background, to learn through the curriculum offered in this District. Educational programs shall be designed to meet the varying needs of all students.
Policy of Prohibition based on Disability
Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, (“Section 504”) the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, and the implementing regulations, no otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall, solely be reason of his/her disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. The Board of Education does not discriminate in admission or access to, or participation or treatment in its programs or activities. As such, the Board’s policies and practices will not discriminate against students with disabilities and will make accessible to qualified individuals with disabilities its facilities, programs, and activities. No discrimination will be knowingly permitted against any individual with a disability on the sole basis of that disability in any of the programs, activities, policies, and/or practices in the District.
“An individual with a disability” means a person who has a record of, or is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.