3210 Nondiscrimination

The district will provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities program without discrimination based on race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.  The district will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society.  District programs will be free from sexual harassment.

As required by law to ensure that there is equal opportunity for all students, the district will provide continuous notice of nondiscrimination, and will provide annual notice of the district’s discrimination complaint procedures to students, parents and employees.  The district will also conduct annual athletic evaluations and a student athletic interest survey at least once every three years to ensure that equal athletic opportunities are provided for male and female students.

The board will designate a staff member to serve as the compliance officer for this policy.

Cross References:

Policy 2020                                   Curriculum Development and Adoption of Instructional Materials

Policy 2030                                   Service Animals in Schools

Policy 2140                                   Guidance and Counseling

Policy 2150                                   Co-Curricular Program

Policy 4260                                   Use of School Facilities

Legal References:

Chapter 28A.640 RCW                Sexual Equality

Chapter 28A.642 RCW                Discrimination prohibition

Chapter 49.60 RCW                     Discrimination — Human rights commission

Chapter 392-190 WAC                 Equal Educational Opportunity — Unlawful Discrimination Prohibited

WAC 392-400-215                       Student rights

20 U.S.C. § 7905                          Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act

42 U.S.C.  §§ 12101-12213        Americans with Disabilities Act

Management Resources:

Policy and Legal News,  April 2013  Nondiscrimination Policy Revised

Policy News, June 2011                Washington’s Laws on Discrimination

Policy News, August 2007            Washington’s Law Against Discrimination

Adoption Date: 1/14

Methow Valley School District

Classification: Essential

WSSDA 4.13

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