KILLINGLY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR

Nondiscrimination

The District shall promote nondiscrimination and an environment free of harassment based on an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, marital status or age or because of the race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, marital status or age of any other persons with whom the individual associates. The District provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

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 to 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 relationships 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 1974, Title VI, Title VII, Title IX and other civil rights or discrimination issues.  The Board will adopt and the District will publish grievance procedures providing for prompt and equitable resolution of student and employee complaints.

Federal civil rights laws 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. ADA further prohibits anyone from coercing, intimidating, threatening or interfering with an individual for exercising the rights guaranteed under the Act.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Section 504, Office of Civil Rights (OCR)
Bonnie Brouwer
Director of Pupil Services
(860)779-6741

Title VI, VII, IX, Affirmative Action
Kim Burnham
Director of Human Resources
(860)779-6795

Safe School Climate Coordinator
Peter Gerardi
(860)779-6615
79 Westfield Avenue
Danielson, CT 06239


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