204.12 – Multi-Cultural, Gender Fair Policy Statement

It is the policy of the Colfax-Mingo Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, age, marital status, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, or disability its educational programs, activities, or physical employment policies as required by Title VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments and the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  The requirement not to discriminate in educational programs and activities extends to employment therein and to admission thereto.

It is also the policy of this district that the curriculum content and instructional materials utilized reflect the cultural and racial diversity present in the United States and the variety of careers, roles, and open to women as well as men in our society.  One of the objectives of the total curriculum and teaching strategies is to reduce stereotyping and to eliminate bias on the basis of race, national origin, age, marital status, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, or disability.  The curriculum should foster respect and appreciation for the cultural diversity found in our country and an awareness of the rights, duties, and responsibilities of each individual as a member of a multi-cultural, gender-fair society.

Inquiries regarding compliance with federal or state regulations requiring nondiscrimination in programs or employment may be directed to the equity coordinator of the district or to the Superintendent at the Central Administrative Services Offices, 1000 North Walnut, Colfax, IA  50054; or to the Director of the Regional VII Office of Civil Rights, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Kansas City, Missouri.

Date of Adoption: July 1, 1985

Reviewed & Revised: September 3, 1991; December 5, 1994; February 21, 2000; May 21, 2001; March 7, 2006; March 7, 2011; March 21, 2016