7:010 Equal Educational Opportunities
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 Board policy 8:020, Community Use of School Facilities. Any student may file a discrimination grievance by using the 2:260 Uniform Grievance Procedure.
No student shall, based on sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity 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 extracurricular programs and activities.
Any student may file a sex equity complaint by using the Board Policy 2:260 Uniform Grievance Procedure. A student may appeal the Board of Education’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).
The Superintendent shall appoint a Nondiscrimination Coordinator. The Superintendent and Building Principal shall place this information in staff and student handbooks, and use reasonable measures to inform staff members and students of this policy and grievance procedure.
42 U.S.C. §11431 et seq., McKinney Homeless Assistance Act.
29 U.S.C. §791 et seq., Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
775 ILCS 35/5, Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Ill. Constitution, Art. I, §18.
Good News Club v. Milford Central School, 121 S.Ct. 2093 (2001).
775 ILCS 5/1-101 et seq., Illinois Human Rights Act.
Date Adopted: 01/26/2010
Date Amended: 10/06/2015