8120

Adoption Date: 6/22/1976, Revised: 9/1/1987; 3/07/89; 7/19/94; 6/20/00; 1/20/04;12/4/07; 5/17/16; 5/21/19 
8000 - INSTRUCTION

CURRICULUM (GENERAL)
8120 NONDISCRIMINATION/EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Each student attending the Brockport Central School District shall have equal educational opportunities, and shall not be excluded or prevented from participating in or having admittance to the educational courses, programs or activities, school services, or extracurricular events on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, military status, disability, use of a recognized guide dog, hearing dog or service dog, or any other class protected by federal or state law.

Administration shall establish grievance procedures that provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints pertaining to discrimination in educational opportunities based upon the aforementioned protected classifications.

Investigation of Complaints and Grievances

The District shall act to promptly, thoroughly, and equitably investigate all complaints, whether verbal or written, of discrimination and will promptly take appropriate action to protect individuals from further discrimination. All such complaints will be handled in a manner consistent with the District's policies, procedures, and/or regulations regarding the investigation of discrimination and harassment complaints, including Policy #7551 -- Sexual Harassment of Students.

Prohibition of Retaliatory Behavior

The Board prohibits any retaliatory behavior directed against complainants, victims, witnesses, and/or any other individuals who participated in the investigation of a complaint of discrimination in educational opportunities. Follow-up inquiries shall be made to ensure that discrimination has not resumed and that all those involved in the investigation of the discrimination complaint have not suffered retaliation.

Policy References:

Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 29 United States Code Section 621
Americans With Disabilities Act, 42 United States Code (USC) Section 12101 et seq.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 United States Code (USC) Section 794 et seq.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 United States Code (USC) Section 2000d et seq.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 United States Code (USC) Section 2000e et seq.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 United States Code (USC) Section 1681 et seq.
Civil Rights Law Section 40-c
Executive Law Section 290 et seq.

 

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