Stevensville School District                                                                                                       R

 

STUDENTS                                                                                                                                        3210

 

Equal Education, Nondiscrimination and Sex Equity

The District will make equal educational opportunities available for all students without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, ethnicity, language barrier, religious belief, physical or mental handicap or disability, economic or social condition, actual or potential marital or parental status, or, in accordance with binding guidance of the Federal Office of Civil Rights regarding the scope of Title IX’s sex discrimination prohibition, gender identity, sexual orientation, or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity.

No student, on the basis of sex or, in accordance with binding guidance of the Federal Office of Civil Rights regarding the scope of Title IX’s sex discrimination prohibition, gender identity, sexual orientation, or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity will be denied equal access to programs, activities, services, or benefits or be limited in the exercise of any right, privilege, or advantage, or denied equal access to educational and extracurricular programs and activities.

Inquiries regarding discrimination or intimidation should be directed to the District Title IX Coordinator. Any individual may file a complaint alleging violation of this policy by following Policy 3200-Student Rights and Responsibilities, Policy 3225-Sexual Harassment/Intimidation of Students, or Policy 3226- Bullying/Harassment/Intimidation/Hazing by following those policies or Policy 1700-Uniform Complaint Procedure.

The District, in compliance with federal regulations, will notify annually all students, parents, staff, and community members of this policy and the designated coordinator to receive inquiries. This annual notification will include the name and location of the coordinator and will be included in all handbooks.

The District will not tolerate hostile or abusive treatment, derogatory remarks, or acts of violence against students, staff, or volunteers with disabilities.  The District will consider such behavior as constituting discrimination on the basis of disability, in violation of state and federal law.

 

Cross Reference:

  • 1700    Uniform Complaint Procedure
  • 3200    Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • 3225    Sexual Harassment/Intimidation of Students
  • 3226    Bullying/Harassment/Intimidation/Hazing

 

Legal Reference:

  • Art. X, Sec. 7,                            Montana Constitution- Nondiscrimination in education
  • 49-2-307, MCA                        Discrimination in education
  • 24.9.1001, et seq., ARM         Sex Discrimination in Education
  • Title IX of the Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. § 1681, et seq. 34 CFR Part 106      Nondiscrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance

 

Policy History:

Adopted on: Dec. 2001

Reviewed on: Oct 2017

Revised on: Nov. 2017