Tippecanoe School Corporation
Bylaws & Policies
 

2260 - NONDISCRIMINATION AND ACCESS TO EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

Any form of discrimination or harassment can be devastating to an individualís academic progress, social relationship, and/or personal sense of self worth.

As such, the School Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age (except as authorized by law), religion, military status, ancestry, or genetic information (collectively, "Protected Classes") in its educational programs or activities.

The Board also does not discriminate on the basis of Protected Classes in its employment policies and practices as they relate to students, and does not tolerate harassment of any kind.

Equal educational opportunities shall be available to all students, without regard to the Protected Classes, age (unless age is a factor necessary to the normal operation or the achievement of any legitimate objective of the program/activity), place of residence within the boundaries of the District, or social or economic background, to learn through the curriculum offered in this Corporation. Educational programs shall be designed to meet the varying needs of all students.

In order to achieve the aforesaid goal, the Superintendent shall:

 

A.

Curriculum Content

   
 

review current and proposed courses of study and textbooks to detect any bias based uponProtected Classes ascertaining whether or not supplemental materials, singly or taken as a whole, fairly depict the contribution of both genders, various races, ethnic groups, etc. toward the development of human society;

   
 

B.

Staff Training

   
 

develop an ongoing program of in-service training for school personnel designed to identify and solve problems of bias based upon the Protected Classes in all aspects of the program;

   
 

C.

Student Access

   
 

1.

review current and proposed programs, activities, facilities, and practices to ensure that all students have equal access thereto and are not segregated on the basis of Protected Classes in any duty, work, play, classroom, or school practice, except as may be permitted under State regulations;

   
 

2.

verify that facilities are made available, in accordance with Board Policy 7510 Ė Use of Corporation Facilities, for non-curricular student activities that are initiated by parents or other members of the community, including but not limited to any group officially affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America or any other youth group listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society;

     
 

D.

Corporation Support

   
 

verify that like aspects of the Corporation program receive like support as to staff size and compensation, purchase and maintenance of facilities and equipment, access to such facilities and equipment, and related matters;

   
 

E.

Student Evaluation

   
 

verify that tests, procedures, or guidance and counseling materials, which are designed to evaluate student progress, rate aptitudes, analyze personality, or in any manner establish or tend to establish a category by which a student may be judged, are not differentiated or stereotyped on the basis of Protected Classes.

The Superintendent shall appoint and publicize the name of the compliance officer(s) who is/are responsible for coordinating the Corporationís efforts to comply with applicable Federal and State laws and regulations, including the Corporationís duty to address in a prompt and equitable manner any inquiries or complaints regarding discrimination or denial of equal access. The Compliance Officer(s) shall also verify that proper notice of nondiscrimination for Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended), Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended), and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 is provided to students, their parents, staff members, and the general public.

The Superintendent shall annually attempt to identify children with disabilities, ages 3-22, who reside in the Corporation but do not receive public education. In addition, s/he shall establish procedures to identify students who are Limited English Proficient (LEP), including immigrant children and youth, to assess their ability to participate in Corporation programs, and develop and administer a program that meets the English language and academic needs of these students. This program shall include procedures for student placement, services, evaluation and exit guidelines and shall be designed to provide students with effective instruction that leads to academic achievement and timely acquisition of proficiency in English. As a part of this program, the Corporation will evaluate the progress of students in achieving English language proficiency in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing, on an annual basis (see AG 2260F).

I.C. 20-33-1-1
Fourteenth Amendment, U.S. Constitution
20 U.S.C. Section 1681, Title IX of Education Amendment Act
20 U.S.C. Section 1701 et seq., Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974
20 U.S.C. Section 7905, Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act
29 U.S.C. Section 794, Rehabilitation Act of 1973
29 C.F.R. Part 1635
42 U.S.C. Section 2000 et seq., Civil Rights Act of 1964
42 U.S.C. Section 2000ff et seq., The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq., The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended
42 U.S.C. 6101 et seq., Age Discrimination Act of 1975
34 CFR Part 110 (7/27/93)
Vocational Education Program Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination and Denial
of Services, Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, March 1979
Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

Revised 1/12/11
Revised 5/8/13

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