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603.04 Multicultural and Nonsexist Equity Education Opportunity

All students enrolled in the district shall have an equal opportunity for a quality public education regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, religion, or creed.

The education and activity program shall be free of such discrimination and provide equal opportunity for students. The education program shall foster knowledge of and respect and appreciation for the historical and contemporary contributions of diverse cultural groups, as well as men and women, to society. It shall also reflect the wide variety of roles open to both men and women and provide equal opportunity to both sexes.

Inquiries regarding compliance with state and/or federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of membership in a protected class may be directed to the district’s Director of Equity (306 SW School Street, Ankeny, Iowa 50023; 515-965-9600), to the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA, 50319-0201, (515) 281-4121 and/or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604. Additionally, inquiries regarding compliance with the state and/or federal laws protecting students with disabilities may be directed to the district’s Director of Special Programs (306 SW School Street, Ankeny, Iowa 50023; 515-965-9600).

Legal Reference:
20 U.S.C. §§1681-83, 1685-86.
34 C.F.R. 106.41.
Iowa Code §§256.11, 280.3-.14, 601A.9
Iowa Code §§ 216.9; 256.11.
281 Iowa Admin. Code 12.1(1), .5

Cross Reference:
102.00 Equal Educational Opportunity
107.00 Discrimination and Harassment Based on Sex Prohibited
401.01 Equal Employment Opportunity
402.13 Harassment

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