102.00 - Equal Educational Opportunity

It is the policy of the Ankeny Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Jenifer Owenson, Equity Coordinator at 306 SW School Street, Ankeny, IA 50023, 515/965-9600 or jenifer.owenson@ankenyschools.org.  The grievance will then be directed to the appropriate administrator charged with managing the program or department specified in the grievance.
 
 
The Board requires all persons, agencies, vendors, contractors and other persons and organizations doing business with or performing services for the District to subscribe to all applicable federal and state laws, executive orders, rules and regulations pertaining to contract compliance and equal opportunity.
 
Adopted: July 1, 2016
Reviewed:
Revised:  
 
 
102.00 E1 
ANNUAL NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION
The Ankeny Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:
 
Business
Introduction to Business
Entrepreneurship 
Business Law 
Desktop Publishing 
Accounting 1 
Internship
School-To-Work/MOC
Emerging Technologies
Web Development
Marketing 
Managing Your Money
Video, Web, & More
Video and Audio Broadcasting 
 
Family/Consumer Science 
Interior Design 
Relationship in Reality
Child Development 
Parenthood
Fashion Merchandising 
Fashion Analysis and Design 
Textiles
Introduction to Foods
Food Prep 1 
Teacher Academy: Intro to Education
Teacher Academy: Internship in Education 
 
Industrial Technology
Beginning House Design
Computer Aided Design 1 (CAD 1)
Computer Aided Design 2 (CAD 2)
Architectural CAD
Introduction to Engineering & Design
Principles of Engineering Shop Fundamentals & Minor Services
Auto Engine Rebuild
Brakes & Driveline
Introduction to Construction
Building Construction
Cabinetry
Advanced Trim & Finish
Home Repair and Maintenance
 

It is the policy of the Ankeny Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Jenifer Owenson, Equity Coordinator at 306 SW School Street, Ankeny, IA 50023, 515/965-9600 or jenifer.owenson@ankenyschools.org.


102.00 E2

 CONTINUOUS NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION

  

It is the policy of the Ankeny Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Jenifer Owenson, Equity Coordinator at 306 SW School Street, Ankeny, IA 50023, 515/965-9600 or jenifer.owenson@ankenyschools.org. 
 
 

102.00 E3

 

 

NOTICE OF SECTION 504 STUDENT AND PARENTAL RIGHTS

 

The Ankeny Community School District does not discriminate in its educational programs and activities on the basis of a student's disability. It has been determined that your child has a qualifying disability for which accommodations may need to be made to meet his or her individual needs as adequately as the needs of other students. As a parent, you have the right to the following:


  • Participation of your child in school district programs and activities, including extracurricular programs and activities, to the maximum extent appropriate, free of discrimination based upon the student's disability and at the same level as students without disabilities;
  • Receipt of free educational services to the extent they are provided students without disabilities:
  • Receipt of information about your child and your child's educational programs and activities in your native language;
  • Notice of identification of your child as having a qualifying disability for which accommodations may need to be made and notice prior to evaluation and placement of your child and right to periodically request a re-evaluation of your child;
  • Inspect and review your child's educational records including a right to copy those records for a reasonable fee; you also have a right to ask the school district to amend your child's educational records if you feel the information in the records is misleading or inaccurate; should the school district refuse to amend the records, you have a right to a hearing and to place an explanatory letter in your child's file explaining why you feel the records are misleading or inaccurate; and
  • Hearing before an impartial hearing officer if you disagree with your child's evaluation or placement; you have a right to counsel at the hearing and have the decision of the impartial hearing officer reviewed.

 

 

It is the policy of the Ankeny Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Jenifer Owenson, Equity Coordinator at 306 SW School Street, Ankeny, IA 50023, 515/965-9600 or jenifer.owenson@ankenyschools.org.

 

 

102.00 E4 

COMPLAINT FORM

(Discrimination, Anti-Bullying, and Anti-Harassment)

 

Date of complaint:

 

_____________________________________________________

 

Name of Complainant:

 

_____________________________________________________

 

Are you filling out this form for yourself or someone else (please identify the individual if you are submitting on behalf of someone else):

 

_____________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________

 

Who or what entity do you believe discriminated against, harassed, or bullied you (or someone else)?

 

_____________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________

 

 

Date and place of alleged incident(s):

 

_____________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________

 

Names of any witnesses (if any):

 

 

_____________________________________________________

Nature of discrimination, harassment, or bullying alleged (check all that apply):

 

Age

 

Physical Attribute

 

Sex

 

Disability

 

Physical/Mental Ability

 

Sexual Orientation

 

Familial Status

 

Political Belief

 

Socio-economic Background

 

Gender Identity

 

Political Party Preference

 

Other – Please Specify:

 

Marital Status

 

Race/Color

 

 

National Origin/Ethnic Background/Ancestry

 

Religion/Creed

 

 

In the space below, please describe what happened and why you believe that you or someone else has been discriminated against, harassed, or bullied. Please be as specific as possible and attach additional pages if necessary. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

I agree that all of the information on this form is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge.

Signature: _____________________________________      Date:  __________________________

 

 

102.00 E5

WITNESS DISCLOSURE FORM

 

Name of Witness:

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_____________________________________________________

 

Date of interview:

 

_____________________________________________________

Date of initial complaint:

 

_____________________________________________________

Name of Complainant (include whether the Complainant is a student or employee): 

_____________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________

 

 

Date and place of alleged incident(s):

_____________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________

 

 

 

Nature of discrimination, harassment, or bullying alleged (check all that apply):

 

Age

 

Physical Attribute

 

Sex

 

Disability

 

Physical/Mental Ability

 

Sexual Orientation

 

Familial Status

 

Political Belief

 

Socio-economic Background

 

Gender Identity

 

Political Party Preference

 

Other – Please Specify:

 

Marital Status

 

Race/Color

 

 

National Origin/Ethnic Background/Ancestry

 

Religion/Creed

 

 

Description of incident witnessed:

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

 

Additional information: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

I agree that all of the information on this form is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge.

Signature: _____________________________________      Date:  __________________________

 
 
 
102.00 E6 - Disposition of Complaint Form 

 

102.00 E6 

 DISPOSITION OF COMPLAINT FORM

 

Date:

 

_____________________________________________________

 

Date of initial complaint:

 

 

_____________________________________________________

 

Name of Complainant (include whether the Complainant is a student or employee): 

 

_____________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________

 

 

Date and place of alleged incident(s):

_____________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________

 

Name of Respondent (include whether the Respondent is a student or employee):

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_____________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________

 

 

Nature of discrimination, harassment, or bullying alleged (check all that apply):

 

Age

 

Physical Attribute

 

Sex

 

Disability

 

Physical/Mental Ability

 

Sexual Orientation

 

Familial Status

 

Political Belief

 

Socio-economic Background

 

Gender Identity

 

Political Party Preference

 

Other – Please Specify:

 

Marital Status

 

Race/Color

 

 

National Origin/Ethnic Background/Ancestry

 

Religion/Creed

 

 

Summary of Investigation: __________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

I agree that all of the information on this form is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge.

Signature: _____________________________________      Date:  _________________________

 
 

102.00 R&R 1   

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

 

It is the policy of the Ankeny Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Jenifer Owenson, Equity Coordinator at 306 SW School Street, Ankeny, IA 50023, 515/965-9600 or jenifer.owenson@ankenyschools.org.

 

Students, parents of students, employees, and applicants for employment in the school district have the right to file a formal complaint alleging discrimination. The district has policies and procedures in place to identify and investigate complaints alleging discrimination. If appropriate, the district will take steps to prevent the recurrence of discrimination and to correct its discriminatory effects on the Complainant and others.

A Complainant may attempt to resolve the problem informally by discussing the matter with a building principal or a direct supervisor. However, the Complainant has the right to end the informal process at any time and pursue the formal grievance procedures outlined below. Use of the informal or formal grievance procedure is not a prerequisite to the pursuit of other remedies. Please note that informal processes and procedures are not to be used in certain circumstances (e.g., sexual harassment and sexual assault).

Filing a Complaint

A Complainant who wishes to avail himself/herself of this grievance procedure may do so by filing a complaint with the equity coordinator(s). The alternate is Dr. Matt Adams, Chief Operations Officer. An alternate will be designated in the event it is claimed that the Equity Coordinator or Superintendent committed the alleged discrimination or some other conflict of interest exists. Complaints shall be filed within 20 days (twenty) of the event giving rise to the complaint or from the date the Complainant could reasonably become aware of such occurrence. The Complainant will state the nature of the complaint and the remedy requested. The equity coordinator(s) shall assist the Complainant as needed.

Investigation

Within 2 (two) working days from receipt of the complaint unless there are extenuating circumstances, the equity coordinator will begin the investigation of the complaint or appoint a qualified person to undertake the investigation (hereinafter “equity coordinator”).  If the Complainant is under 18 years of age, the equity coordinator shall notify his or her parent(s)/guardian(s) that they may attend investigatory meetings in which the Complainant is involved. The complaint and identity of the Complainant, Respondent, or witnesses will only be disclosed as reasonably necessary in connection with the investigation or as required by law or policy. The investigation may include, but is not limited to the following:

  • A request for the Complainant to provide a written statement regarding the nature of the complaint;
  • A request for the individual named in the complaint to provide a written statement;
  • A request for witnesses identified during the course of the investigation to provide a written statement;
  • Interviews of the Complainant, Respondent, or witnesses;
  • An opportunity to present witnesses or other relevant information; and
  • Review and collection of documentation or information deemed relevant to the investigation.

 

Within 15 (fifteen) working days unless there are extenuating circumstances, the equity coordinator shall complete the investigation and issue a report with respect to the findings.

The equity coordinator shall notify the Complainant and Respondent of the decision within 5 (five) working days of completing the written report. Notification shall be by U.S. mail, first class.

Decision and Appeal

The complaint is closed after the equity coordinator has issued the report, unless within 10 (ten) working days after receiving the decision, either party appeals the decision to the Superintendent by making a written request detailing why he/she believes the decision should be reconsidered. The equity coordinator shall promptly forward all materials relative to the complaint and appeal to the Superintendent. Within 10 (ten) working days, the Superintendent shall affirm, reverse, amend the decision, or direct the equity coordinator to gather additional information. The Superintendent shall notify the Complainant, Respondent, and the equity coordinator of the decision within 5 (five) working days of the decision. Notification shall be by U.S. mail, first class.

The decision of the Superintendent shall be final.

The decision of the Superintendent in no way prejudices a party from seeking redress through state or federal agencies as provided by in law.

This policy and procedures are to be used for complaints of discrimination, in lieu of any other general complaint policies or procedures that may be available.

If any of the stated timeframes cannot be met by the district, the district will notify the parties and pursue completion as promptly as possible.

Retaliation against any person, because the person has filed a complaint or assisted or participated in an investigation, is prohibited. Persons found to have engaged in retaliation shall be subject to discipline by appropriate measures. 

 
 
Adopted:  July 1, 2016
 
Reviewed:
 
Revised: