BOARD COMMITMENT TO NON-DISCRIMINATION
The Board recognizes its obligation to respect the legal rights of all students, parents, employees, applicants for admission or employment, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with the School District. The Board will seek to comply with all applicable federal and state non-discrimination laws. The Board will not unlawfully discriminate against any person or group on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, place of birth, sex, sexual orientation, disability or age.
Date of Draft: 6/26/00
Date Warned: 8/3/00
Date Adopted: 8/16/00
Legal Reference(s): 21 VSA § 495 et seq.
Equal Pay Act, as amended by the Education Amendment of 1972
Education for all Handicapped Children Act of 1975
Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, and as amended by the Equal Employment Act of 1972
Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972
Age Discrimination in Employment Act, P.L. 95-25
Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964
9 VSA § 4501 et seq.
Americans with Disabilities Act PL 101-336 (1990)
Cross Reference: Personnel - Recruitment, Selection, Appointment (D1)
PROCEDURES FOR BOARD COMMITMENT TO NON-DISCRIMINATION
The following Notice of Non-Discrimination will be given to appropriate recipients as required by law.
Notice of Non-Discrimination: Applicants for admission and employment, students, parents, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with the school district are hereby notified that this district does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, place of birth, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the school district's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, or Section 504 is directed to contact
Superintendent of Schools
Washington West Supervisory Union
PO Box 1450, Waitsfield, VT 05673
The school district has designated the WWSU Superintendent as the person responsible for coordinating the district's efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Grievance Procedure These procedures shall be used for students and employees not covered by a negotiated agreement. For contracted employees, the grievance procedures as defined in the collective bargaining agreement will be used.
Definitions: A grievance is a claim made by a student, teacher, or employee of the school district subjected to discrimination because of specific actions of the school board or its employees. A grievant shall be a student(s) and/or parent(s) or employee making the claim.
Intent: Nothing contained within this grievance procedure shall be construed as limiting the right of an aggrieved person or persons to informally discuss a problem with the school administration or staff. Should such an informal process fail to resolve the situation, then a formal filing of a grievance may be made in accordance with the following procedure:
Procedures: (all days are calendar days)