Equal Educational Opportunity
Ankeny Community School District does not discriminate in its education programs or educational activities on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, martial status, socioeconomic status, or abilities/disabilities in its education programs, activities or employment policies as required by Title VI and Title XII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendment, Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Iowa Code #216.9. Students are educated in programs which 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.
Students who feel they have been discriminated against are encouraged to report it to the school district Affirmative Action Coordinator, Josie Lewis, J.D. at (515) 965-9600. Inquiries may also be directed in writing to the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA, 50319-0201, (515) 281-4121; or the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661.
The school district, in its educational program, has a process to assist students experiencing behavior and learning difficulties. Building response to intervention (RTI) teams, facilitated by building administrators and/or school counselors are responsible for this process. Representatives from the area education agency may also assist the school district in this process. Parents wanting access to this process should contact the school principal or counselor.
Policy 102.00 E1
ANNUAL NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION
The Ankeny Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:
- Applied Science, Technology, Engineering, and Manufacturing
- Arts, Communication, and Information Systems
- Business, Finance, Marketing, and Management
- Human Services
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. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator, Josie Lewis, Chief Officer of Human Resources, 306 SW School Street, Ankeny, Iowa 50023, (515) 965-9600, firstname.lastname@example.org