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ANTI-DISCRIMINATION POLICY                                                                                 0120

 

The School District does not discriminate in employment or in the education programs and activities which it operates on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, religion, race or disability in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 12111 et. seq. known as the Americans With Disabilities Act or § 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and New York State Human Rights Law.

 

Grievance Procedure

 

Section 1

If any person believes that the School District or any of the District’s staff has failed to apply or has inadequately applied the principles or regulations of (1) Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, (2) Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, or (3) § 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, that person may bring forward a complaint, which shall be referred to as a grievance, to the District’s compliance officer.

 

Section 2

Step (a):

The complainant shall discuss the grievance informally with the compliance officer, or may file a written complaint with the compliance officer.  The compliance officer will then investigate the substance of the complaint in a thorough and impartial manner.  The compliance officer will reply to the complainant in writing within seven days of the initiation of the complaint.

 

Step (b):

If the complainant wishes to appeal the decision of the compliance officer, the complainant may submit a signed statement of appeal to the Superintendent within seven days after receipt of the compliance officer’s response.  The Superintendent shall meet with the complainant and any representative and make such other inquiries which the Superintendent deems appropriate.  Thereafter, the Superintendent shall set forth a conclusion and respond in writing to the complainant within 14 days.

 

Step (c): 

If the complainant is not satisfied with the conclusion of the Superintendent, the complainant may appeal through a signed, written statement to the Board of Education within seven days of receipt of the Superintendent’s response in Step (b).  In an attempt to resolve the grievance, the Board of Education shall meet with the complainant and any representative within 30 days of receipt of such an appeal.  The Board’s written disposition of the appeal shall be sent to the complainant within ten days of this meeting.

 

Step (d):

If the grievance has not been satisfactorily settled at Step (c), further appeal may be made to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education, Washington, D.C.  20201.

 

 

 

Anti-Discrimination Policy                           -2-                                                                0120

 

 

Section 3

The compliance officer, on request, will provide a copy of the District’s grievance procedure to any employee or student of the District.

 

A copy of each of the Acts and Regulations upon which this notice is based will be made available upon written request directed to the District’s compliance officer.

 

When used in this policy, days shall mean calendar days.  The words person and complainant shall include an employee as well as a student of the District.

 

Inquires concerning the nondiscriminatory policy may be made to Director, Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education, Washington, D.C.  20201.

 

Publication

The School District shall promulgate this policy and sexual harassment policy as follows:

  1. A copy of this policy and the sexual harassment policy shall be inserted in the first pay envelope of each employee every school year.  In relation to an employee hired during the school year, these policies shall be inserted in the first paycheck paid to the employee.
  2. These policies shall be published as part of the District’s student handbook. 
  3. These policies shall be published annually in the official newspaper of the District.
  4. These policies shall be provided annually to the president of each bargaining unit.
  5.  

Annual publications shall contain the name, business address and telephone number of the District’s compliance officer.

 

Employment Application

Each employment application of the School District shall contain the following language:

  1. The School District does not discriminate in employment or in the education programs and activities which it operates on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, religion, race, or handicap in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
  2. Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, or § 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the New York State Human Rights Law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date of Board Adoption:  November 14, 2006

Johnson City Central School District, Johnson City, New York

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ANTI-DISCRIMINATION

COMPLAINT FORM

 

Name:                                   _____________________________

         

Date:                                     _____________________________

                                 

Job Title:                               _____________________________

 

Student/Year or Grade:        _____________________________

 

Immediate Supervisor or Building Principal:           ________________________

 

Who was responsible for the alleged improper action? _________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

Describe the alleged improper action: ______________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

Date, time, and place the alleged improper action occurred: _____________________________

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

Were there other persons involved with the event(s)? __________________________________

 

If so, who was responsible and describe their involvement: _____________________________

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

List any witnesses:______________________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

What was your reaction to the event(s)? _____________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

Describe any subsequent incidents: ________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

 

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                                                                                              Signature of Complainant

Date of Board Adoption:  November 14, 2006

Johnson City Central School District, Johnson City, New York

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ANTI-DISCRIMINATION

APPEAL FORM

 

 

Name and Position of Complainant:            ______________________________________

 

Date of Appeal:                                            _______________

 

Date of Original Complaint:                         _______________

 

 

 

Have there been any prior appeals? _________

 

If yes, when?  To Whom? ________________________________________________________

 

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Description of decision being appealed: _____________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

Why is the decision being appealed? _______________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

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Date of Board Adoption:  November 14, 2006

Johnson City Central School District, Johnson City, New York