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Statement of Nondiscrimination and Civil Rights Violation Reporting Procedures

The Edgewood City School District is committed to providing equal opportunities and both an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The Board shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and transgender identity), disability, age, religion, military status, ancestry, genetic information or any other legally protected category with regarding to employment opportunities nor will the Board tolerate harassment of any kind based upon the above-referenced protected characteristics.

The Board encourages those within the District who feel aggrieved to seek assistance to rectify such problems. The Board will investigate all allegations of discrimination and/or harassment and in those cases where such a claim is substantiated, the Board will take immediate steps to end the unlawfully behavior, prevent its re-occurrence, and remedy its effects. Individuals who are found to have engaged in unlawful harassment will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.

Under board policy, an employee has an obligation to immediately report any information which indicates that a student, employee or visitor may have been subject to acts of harassment or discrimination of any type to a compliance officer. This obligation is triggered if an employee witnesses acts of harassment/discrimination, hears about harassment or discrimination from anyone, or receives a verbal or written compliant with allegations of harassment/discrimination.

Further, the Board upholds that any act of retaliation against a person who has made a report or filed a complaint alleging unlawful harassment, or who has participated as a witness in a harassment investigation is prohibited.

The Board has adopted policies and procedures in accordance with state and federal equal opportunity/affirmative action statutes and regulations for students and staff, including procedures to investigate complaints of possible violations. Additional information about Edgewood’s policies and procedures to enforce this commitment, refer to the following board policies:

Board Policy 2260: Nondiscrimination and Access to Equal Educational Opportunity

Board Policy 5517: Anti-Harassment

Board Policy 5517.01: Bullying and other Forms of Aggressive Behavior

Board Policy 5730: Equal Access for Nondistrict-sponsored Student Clubs and Activities

The following person(s) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

For Civil Rights concerns or complaints, contact the Civil Rights Compliance Officer (s). Responsibilities: Coordinates the District's efforts to comply with applicable Federal and State laws and regulations, including the District's duty to address in a prompt and equitable manner any inquiries or complaints regarding discrimination, retaliation or denial of equal access.

Alesia Beckett

Director of Human Resources

alesia.beckett@edgewoodschools.net

513-867-3400 Extension 1081

For Title IX concerns/complaints, contact the Title IX coordinator. Responsibilities: Coordinates the school’s compliance with Title IX and ensures that the school responds appropriately, effectively, and equitably to Title IX issues, including sex- and gender-based harassment and discrimination, which includes sexual misconduct and sexual harassment.

Alesia Beckett

Director of Human Resources

alesia.beckett@edgewoodschools.net

513-867-3400 Extension 1081

For disability discrimination complaints or concerns, contact the ADA and Section 504 coordinator. Responsibilities: Coordinates the school’s compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and ensures that the school responds appropriately, effectively, and equitably to ADA issues, includes disability harassment and discrimination.

Lindsay White

Director of Special Services

lindsay.white@edgewoodschools.net

513-867-3400 Extension 1037

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