Policy AC

Code: AC 
Adopted: 12/18/89 
Revised/Readopted: 12/17/01
Orig. Code(s): AC

The district shall promote nondiscrimination and an environment free of harassment based on an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or age or because of the race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or age of any other persons with whom the individual associates.

In keeping with requirements of federal and state law, the district strives to remove any vestige of discrimination in employment, assignment and promotion of personnel; in educational opportunities and services offered students; in student assignment to schools and classes; in student discipline; in location and use of facilities; in educational offerings and materials; and in accommodating the public at public meetings.

The Board encourages staff to improve human relations within the schools and to establish channels through which citizens can communicate their concerns to the administration and the Board.

The superintendent shall appoint and make known the individuals to contact on issues concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI, Title VII, Title IX and other civil rights or discrimination issues.

Section 504 and the ADA prohibit discrimination against an individual because he/she has opposed any discrimination act or practice or because that person has filed a charge, testified, assisted or participated in an investigation, proceeding or hearing. The ADA further prohibits anyone from coercing, intimidating, threatening or interfering with an individual for exercising the rights guaranteed under the Act.


Legal Reference(s):

ORS 192.630                                                                      ORS 659A.029                                                      ORS 659A.309

ORS 326.051 (1)(e)                                                           ORS 659A.030                                                      ORS 659A.321

ORS 342.934 (3)                                                               ORS 659A.043                                                       ORS 659A.409

ORS 659.805                                                                     ORS 659A.103

ORS 659.815                                                                     ORS 659A.109                                                      ORS 581-015-0054

ORS 659.850                                                                     ORS 659A.112 -659A.139                                 ORS 581-021-0045

ORS 659.865                                                                     ORS 659A.142                                                      ORS 581-021-0046

ORS 659.870                                                                     ORS 659A.145                                                      ORS 581-021-0049

ORS 659A.006                                                                  ORS 659A.233                                                      ORS 581-022-1140

ORS 659A.009                                                                  ORS 659A.236

         Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, 42 U.S.C. Sections 6101-6107.
         Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, 29 U.S.C. Sections 621-634.
                  Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. Sections 12101-12213; 29
CFR Part 1630 (2000); 28 CFR Part 35 (2000).
         Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended, 29 U.S.C. Section 206(d).
         Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. Sections 791, 793 and 794.
         Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. Sections 1681-1683; 34 CFR Part 106 (2000).
         Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. Section 2000(d).
         Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. Section 2000(e).
         Wygant v. Jackson Board of Education, 476 U.S. 267 (1989).

Cross Reference(s):

      GBA - Equal Employment Opportunity
      JB - Equal Educational Opportunity