0410 BP - Nondiscrimination In District Programs and Activities

Philosophy-Goals-Objective and Comprehensive Plans
Board Policy No 0410
Policy approved:  March 4, 2004

NONDISCRIMINATION IN DISTRICT PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

The Governing Board is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education.  District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination based on gender, sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation or the perception of one or more of such characteristics.  The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities.

District programs and facilities, viewed in their entirety, shall be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the district provides auxiliary aids and services when necessary to afford individuals with disabilities equal opportunity to participate in or enjoy the benefits of services, programs or activities.  These aids and services may include, but are not limited to, qualified interpreters or readers, assistive listening devices, notetakers, written materials, taped text, and Braille or large print materials.

Individuals with disabilities shall notify the Superintendent or principal if they have a disability that requires special assistance or services.  Reasonable notification should be given prior to the school-sponsored function, program or meeting.

The Superintendent or designee shall notify students, parent/guardians, employees, employee organization, and applicants for admission and employment, and sources of referral for applicants about the district’s policy on nondiscrimination.  Such notification shall be included in each announcement, bulletin, catalog, application form or other recruitment materials distributed to these groups.  (34 CCR 104.8, 106.9)

The Superintendent or designee shall also provide information about related complaint procedures.

(cf. 1312.3--Uniform Complaint Procedures)

In compliance with law, the district’s nondiscrimination policy shall be published in the individual’s primary language to the extent practicable.


Legal Reference:
EDUCATION CODE
200-262.4 Prohibition of discrimination
48985  Notices to parents in language other than English
GOVERNMENT CODE
11000 Definitions
11138 Rules and regulations
12900-12996 Fair Employment and Housing Act
54953.2 Brown Act compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act
PENAL CODE
422.6 Interference with constitutional right or privilege
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
4900-4965 Nondiscrimination in elementary and secondary education programs receiving state financial assistance
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
1400-1487 Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act
Philosophy-Goals-Objectives and Comprehensive Plans    BP 0410 (b)
1681-1688 Discrimination based on sex or blindness, Title IX
2301-2415 Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act
6311  State plans
6312 Local education agency plans
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 29
794 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42
2000d-2000d-7 Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964
2000e-2000e-17  Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended
2000h-2000h-6 Title IX
12101-12213 Americans with Disabilities Act
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 28
35.101-35.190 Americans with Disabilities Act
36.303 Auxiliary aids and services
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34
100.1-100.13 Nondiscrimination in federal programs, effectuating Title VI
104.1-104.39 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
106.1-106.61 Discrimination on the basis of sex, effectuating Title IX, especially:
106.9 Dissemination of policy

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