The Board of Trustees is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discrimination against an individual or group based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital, pregnancy, or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; a perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance) (cf. 4030 - Nondiscrimination in Employment) (cf. 4032 - Reasonable Accommodation) (cf. 4033 - Lactation Accommodation) (cf. 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11 - Sexual Harassment) (cf. 4161.8/4261.8/4361.8 - Family Care and Medical Leave) (cf. 5131.2 - Bullying) (cf. 5145.3 - Nondiscrimination/Harassment) (cf. 5145.7 - Sexual Harassment) (cf. 5146 - Married/Pregnant/Parenting Students (cf. 6145 - Extracurricular and Cocurricular Activities) (cf. 6145.2 - Athletic Competition) (cf. 6164.4 - Identification and Evaluation of Individuals for Special Education) (cf. 6164.6 - Identification and Education Under Section 504) (cf. 6178 - Career Technical Education) (cf. 6200 - Adult Education)
District programs and activities shall also be free of any racially derogatory or discriminatory school or athletic team names, mascots, or nicknames.
Annually, the Superintendent or designee shall review district programs and activities to ensure the removal of any derogatory or discriminatory name, image, practice, or other barrier that may unlawfully prevent an individual or group in any of the protected categories stated above from accessing district programs and activities. He/she shall take prompt, reasonable actions to remove any identified barrier. The Superintendent or designee shall report his/her findings and recommendations to the Board after each review. (cf. 1330 - Use of Facilities) All allegations of unlawful discrimination in district programs and activities shall be investigated and resolved in accordance with the procedures specified in AR 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures. (cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures) Pursuant to 34 CFR 104.8 and 34 CFR 106.9, the Superintendent or designee shall notify students, parents/guardians, employees, employee organizations, applicants for admission and employment, and sources of referral for applicants about the district's policy on nondiscrimination and related complaint procedures. Such notification shall be included in each announcement, bulletin, catalog, handbook, application form, or other materials distributed to these groups and, as applicable, to the public. As appropriate, such notification shall be posted in district schools and offices, including staff lounges, student government meeting rooms, and other prominent locations and shall be posted on the district's web site and, when available, district-supported social media. (cf. 1113 - District and School Web Sites) (cf. 1114 - District-Sponsored Social Media) (cf. 4112.9/4212.9/4312.9 - Employee Notifications) (cf. 5145.6 - Parental Notifications) The district's nondiscrimination policy and related informational materials shall be published in a format that parents/guardians can understand. In addition, when 15 percent or more of a school's students speak a single primary language other than English, those materials shall be translated into that other language. Access for Individuals with Disabilities District programs and facilities, viewed in their entirety, shall be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and any implementing standards and/or regulations. When structural changes to existing district facilities are needed to provide individuals with disabilities access to programs, services, activities, or facilities, the Superintendent or designee shall develop a transition plan that sets forth the steps for completing the changes.
(cf. 6163.2 - Animals at School) (cf. 7110 - Facilities Master Plan) (cf. 7111 - Evaluating Existing Buildings)
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the district provides appropriate auxiliary aids and services when necessary to afford individuals with disabilities equal opportunity to participate in or enjoy the benefits of a service, program, or activity. These aids and services may include but are not limited to, qualified interpreters or readers, assistive listening devices, assistive technologies, or other modifications to increase accessibility to district and school web sites, notetakers, written materials, taped text, and Braille or large print materials. Individuals with disabilities shall notify the Superintendent or principal if they have a disability that requires special assistance or services. Reasonable notification should be given prior to a school-sponsored function, program, or meeting. (cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement) (cf. 9320 - Meetings and Notices) (cf. 9322 - Agenda/Meeting Materials) The individual identified in AR 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures as the employee responsible for coordinating the district's response to complaints and for complying with state and federal civil rights laws is hereby designated as the district's ADA coordinator. He/she shall receive and address requests for accommodation submitted by individuals with disabilities, and shall investigate and resolve complaints regarding their access to district programs, services, activities, or facilities.
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