603.04 – Multicultural & Nonsexist Equity Education Opportunity

All students enrolled in the District shall have equal opportunity for a quality public education without discrimination regardless of their race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, religion, or creed.

The education and activity program shall be free of such discrimination and provide equal opportunity for the participants. The education program shall foster knowledge of and respect and appreciation for the historical and contemporary contributions of diverse cultural groups as well as men and women to society. It shall also reflect the wide variety of roles open to both men and women and provide equal opportunity to both sexes.

Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, Title VI or ADA/Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 may be directed to the Officer of Special Programs or Equity Coordinator at 306 SW School Street, phone 515/965-9600, or the Director of the Region VII Offices of Civil Rights, United States Department of Education, 111 N. Canal St., Chicago, Illinois 60606, phone 312/886-8434.

Legal Reference:   Iowa Code §§ 216.9; 256.11 (2013).; 281 l.A.C. 12.5(8). Legal Reference: 20 U.S.C. §§1681-83, 1685-86.
29 U.S.C. §§624-634.; 42 U.S.C. §§2000 e-11.; 34 C.F.R. 106.41.; Iowa Code §§256.11, 279.8, 280.3-.14, 601A.9 (1989).
670 Iowa Admin. Code 3.3(6), 3.5, .5(5)/; 281 Iowa Admin. Code 12.1(1),. .5(8) (new standards)

Cross Reference: 102 Equal Educational Opportunity; 600 Goals and Objectives of the Education Program

Date of Adoption: April 20, 2015

Reviewed & Revised: March 21, 2016;    June 17, 2019