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P 1300 Prohibition Against Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation

The District is committed to maintaining a workplace and educational environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs, services, activities and facilities.  The District is committed to providing equal opportunity in all areas of education, recruiting, hiring, retention, promotion and contracted service.  In accordance with law, the District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, disability, age, genetic information (inapplicable to students), or any other characteristic protected by law in its programs and activities.  In addition, the District provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. Further, no person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subject to discrimination based on the above listed characteristics under a school nutrition program for which the District receives federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA Food and Nutrition Service).

The Director of Special Services has been designated as the District’s Section 504 Compliance Officer to handle complaints or inquiries regarding discrimination based on an individual’s disability.  All other complaints or inquiries regarding the District’s non-discrimination policies will be handled by the Assistant Superintendent for Business.  Both Compliance Officers can be contacted at 710 Lyon, Carthage, Missouri 64836, telephone number 417-359-7000.

For information regarding how to report a claim of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, see Board of Education Regulation 1300.  Policy and Regulation 1300 shall govern all complaints and concerns by parents, patrons, employees, or students of the District related to discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, disability, age, genetic information (inapplicable to students), or any other characteristic protected by law. 

 


Board Approved Date: August 20, 2018
Last Updated: October 2018