Nondiscrimination - 3210
The District will provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities program without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, marital status, nonprogram-related physical, sensory, mental disabilities, 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. Auxiliary aids and services will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities.
Conduct against any student that is based on one of the categories listed above that is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive as to limit or deny the student's ability to participate in or benefit from the District's course offerings; educational programming or any activity will not be tolerated. When a District employee knows, or reasonably should know, that such discriminatory harassment is occurring or has occurred, the District will take prompt and effective steps reasonably calculated to end the harassment, prevent its recurrence and remedy its effects.
The District's nondiscrimination statement will be included in all written announcements, notices, recruitment materials, employment applications, and other publications made available to all students, parents, or employees. The statement will include: 1) notice that the District will not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of any of the above-listed categories; 2) the name and contact information of the District's civil rights compliance officer designated to ensure compliance with this policy; and 3) the names and contact information of the District's Section 504 and Title IX compliance officers.
The District will annually publish notice reasonably calculated to inform students, students' parents/guardians (in a language that they can understand, which may require language assistance), and employees of the District's discrimination complaint procedure.
The District will provide training to administrators and certificated and classroom personnel regarding their responsibilities under this policy and to raise awareness of and eliminate bias and discrimination based on the protected classes identified in this policy.
The Superintendent will designate a staff member to serve as the civil rights compliance officer for this policy. The compliance officer will be responsible for investigating any discrimination complaints communicated to the District. The Superintendent will designate a staff member to serve as affirmative action/Title IX compliance officer.
The District recognizes the needs of students with disabilities, as defined by the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) to have access to all school facilities and programs. The District will comply with state and federal accessibility regulations for its facilities.
The Superintendent will designate a staff member to serve as the District's ADA Coordinator.
Board Policy 2150 Co-Curricular Program
Board Policy 3212 Service Animals
Board Policy 3211 Gender-Inclusive Schools
Board Policy 4317 Effective Communication
Board Policy 4330 Use of School Facilities
RCW 28A.640 Sexual Equality
RCW 49.60 Discrimination -- Human Rights Commission
42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 - 12213 Americans with Disabilities Act
WAC 392-400-215 Student rights
WAC 392-190 Equal Educational Opportunity--unlawful discrimination prohibited
20 U.S.C. 7905 Boy Scouts of American Equal Access Act
Adoption Date: June 8, 1998
Revised: November 13, 2007
Revised: April 21, 2008
Revised: September 12, 2011
Revised: March 9, 2015
Revised: April 15, 2019