This Policy is under review.

5010 - Equal Educational Opportunities

Last Updated Date: 01/11/2021

Adoption Date: 10/25/1999

Revision History:

Equal educational and extracurricular opportunities shall be available for all students without regard to color, race, nationality, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, gender identity, status of being homeless, immigration status, order of protection status, actual or potential marital or parental status, including pregnancy. Further, the District will not knowingly enter into agreements with any entity or any individual that discriminates against students on the basis of sex or any other protected status, except that the District remains viewpoint neutral when granting access to school facilities under School Board policy.  Any student may file a discrimination grievance by using the Uniform Grievance Procedure.

Sex Equity

No student shall, on the basis of sex, be denied equal access to programs, activities, services, or benefits or be limited in the exercise of any right, privilege, advantage, or denied equal access to educational and extra curriculum programs and activities.

Any student may file a sex equity complaint by using the Uniform Grievance Procedure. A student may appeal the School Board’s resolution of the complaint to the Regional Superintendent of Schools (pursuant to 105 ILCS 5/3-10 of The School Code) and, thereafter, to the State Superintendent of Education (pursuant to 105 ILCS 5/2-3.8 of The School Code),

Administrative Implementation

The Superintendent shall appoint a Nondiscrimination Coordinator, who also serves as the District’s Title IX Coordinator. The Superintendent and Principals shall use reasonable measures to inform staff members and students of this policy and grievance procedure.

Policy References:

Title IX, 20 U.S.C. § 1681; et seq.; 34 C.F.R.Part 106. Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 791 et seq. Ill. Constitution, Art. I, § 18. 105 ILCS 5/10-21.3, 5/10-22.5, 5/22-19, 5/10-20.60 (P.A.s 100-29 and 100-163) and 5/27-1. 23 Ill. Admin. Code §§ 1.240,200.40, and 200.50. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C.§11431 et.seq. 775 ILCS 5/5-101 et seq.