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Equal Educational Opportunities

Equal educational and extracurricular opportunities shall be available for all students without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, religion, physical or mental disability, status as homeless or actual or potential marital or parental status including pregnancy or actual or perceived association with an individual who is a member of such a protected class. Further, the District will not knowingly enter into agreements with any entity or any individual that discriminates against students on the basis of sex or any other protected status, except that the District remains viewpoint neutral when granting access to school facilities under Board Policy #8.20, Community Use of School Facilities. Any student may file a discrimination grievance by using the Uniform Grievance Procedure.


Sex Equity

No student shall, based on sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity be denied equal access to programs, activities, services, or benefits or be limited in the exercise of any right, privilege, advantage, or denied equal access to educational and extracurricular programs and activities. Any student may file a sex equity complaint by using the Uniform Grievance Procedure. A student may appeal the Board of Education’s resolution of the complaint to the Regional Superintendent of Schools (pursuant to 105 ILCS 5/3-10 of The School Code) and, thereafter, to the State Superintendent of Education (pursuant to 105 ILCS 5/2-3.8 of The School Code). The Superintendent has designated Mr. Tom Luedloff and Ms. Kelley Zerfahs to implement the District’s nondiscrimination policy. Every parent, student, and employee has a right to initiate a grievance or complaint of illegal discrimination by contacting:

Mr. Tom Luedloff or Ms. Kelley Zerfahs
Coordinator of Nondiscrimination
Community Consolidated School District 59
2123 S. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005


Disability Non-Discrimination Policy

District 59 does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the provision of or access to any of its programs or services by student, parents or community members. If you require accommodation to attend or participate in any board meeting, parent-teacher meeting or other District activity or event, please contact Mr. Tom Luedloff or Ms. Kelley Zerfahs, Coordinators of Nondiscrimination, at 847-593-4300. If you feel that you have been discriminated against on the basis of disability in the District’s provision of programs or services, you may file a grievance pursuant to the District’s Uniform Grievance Procedure.


Equal Opportunity Employment

The School District shall provide equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of their race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, marital status, the fact of an arrest record, military status, order of protection status, unfavorable military discharge, citizenship status, use of lawful products while not at work, being a victim of domestic or sexual violence, genetic information, physical or mental handicap or disability, if otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; credit history, unless a satisfactory credit history is an established bona fide occupational requirement of a particular position, or other legally protected categories. No one will be penalized solely for his or her status as a registered qualifying patient or a registered designated caregiver for purposes of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, 410 ILCS 130/.

Persons who believe they have not received equal employment opportunities should report their claims to the Nondiscrimination Coordinator and/or a Complaint Manager for the Uniform Grievance Policy. The Superintendent has appointed Mr. Tom Luedloff and Ms. Kelley Zerfahs to implement the District’s employee nondiscrimination policy. Every parent, student, and employee has a right to initiate a grievance or complaint of illegal discrimination by contacting:

Mr. Tom Luedloff or Ms. Kelley Zerfahs
Coordinator of Nondiscrimination
Community Consolidated School District 59
2123 S. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005


Harassment of Students Prohibited

No person, including a District employee or agent, or student, may harass, intimidate, or bully another student based upon a student’s race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, status as homeless, or actual or potential marital or parental status, including pregnancy. The District will not tolerate intimidating conduct, or bullying whether verbal, physical, or visual, that affects tangible benefits of education, that unreasonably interferes with a student’s educational performance, or that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment. Examples of prohibited conduct include name-calling, using derogatory slurs, causing psychological harm, threatening or causing physical harm, or wearing or possessing items depicting or implying hatred or prejudice of one of the characteristics stated above.

No person, including a District employee or agent, may engage in hazing or any kind of aggressive behavior that does physical or psychological harm to another or any urging of other students to engage in such conduct; prohibited conduct includes any use of violence, force, noise, coercion, threats, intimidation, fear, harassment, bullying, hazing, or other comparable conduct. This policy prohibits students and staff from : (1) accessing, and/or distributing at school any written or electronic material, including material from the Internet, that will cause substantial disruption of the proper and orderly operation and discipline of the school or school activities, and (2) creating and/or distributing written or electronic material, including Internet material, blogs and electronic messaging that causes substantial disruption to school operations or interferes with the rights of other students or staff members. Violations of this policy will be reviewed by the school administration for appropriate disciplinary action up to expulsion and possible referral to the police.


Sexual Harassment OF Students Prohibited

Sexual harassment of students is prohibited. A person, including a district employee or agent, or student engages in sexual harassment whenever he/she makes sexual advances, requests sexual favors, and/or engages in other verbal or physical conduct, including sexual violence, of a sexual or sex-based nature, imposed on the basis of sex, that:
1. denies or limits the provision of educational aid, benefits, services, or treatment; or that makes such conduct a condition of a student’s academic status, or
2. has the purpose or effect of:
a. substantially interfering with a student’s educational environment,
b. creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment,
c. depriving a student of educational aid, benefits, services, or treatment, or
d. making submissions to or rejection of such conduct the basis for academic decisions affecting a student.

The terms “intimidating,” “hostile,” and “offensive” include conduct that has the effect of humiliation, embarrassment, or discomfort. Examples of sexual harassment include touching, crude jokes or pictures, discussions of sexual experiences, teasing related to sexual characteristics, and spreading rumors related to a person’s alleged sexual activities. The term sexual violence includes a number of different acts. Examples of sexual violence include, but are not limited to, rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual abuse, and sexual coercion.


WORKPLACE HARASSMENT PROHIBITED

The School District expects the workplace environment to be productive, respectful, and free of unlawful harassment. District employees shall not engage in harassment or abusive conduct on the basis of an individual’s race, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, disability, or other protected status identified in Board policy 5:10, Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment. Harassment of students, including, but not limited to, sexual harassment, is prohibited by Board policy 7:20, Harassment of Students Prohibited.


Sexual Harassment IN THE WORKPLACE Prohibited

The School District shall provide a workplace environment free of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct, or communications constituting harassment on the basis of sex as defined and otherwise prohibited by State and federal law.

District employees shall not make unwelcome sexual advances or request sexual favors or engage in any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature when (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment; (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual; or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. Sexual harassment prohibited by this policy includes verbal or physical conduct. The terms intimidating, hostile, or offensive include, but are not limited to, conduct which has the effect of humiliation, embarrassment, or discomfort. Sexual harassment will be evaluated in light of all the circumstances.

 

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Equal Educational Opportunities

Equal educational and extracurricular opportunities shall be available for all students without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, religion, physical or mental disability, status as homeless or actual or potential marital or parental status including pregnancy or actual or perceived association with an individual who is a member of such a protected class. Further, the District will not knowingly enter into agreements with any entity or any individual that discriminates against students on the basis of sex or any other protected status, except that the District remains viewpoint neutral when granting access to school facilities under Board Policy #8.20, Community Use of School Facilities. Any student may file a discrimination grievance by using the Uniform Grievance Procedure.


Sex Equity

No student shall, based on sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity be denied equal access to programs, activities, services, or benefits or be limited in the exercise of any right, privilege, advantage, or denied equal access to educational and extracurricular programs and activities. Any student may file a sex equity complaint by using the Uniform Grievance Procedure. A student may appeal the Board of Education’s resolution of the complaint to the Regional Superintendent of Schools (pursuant to 105 ILCS 5/3-10 of The School Code) and, thereafter, to the State Superintendent of Education (pursuant to 105 ILCS 5/2-3.8 of The School Code). The Superintendent has designated Mr. Tom Luedloff and Ms. Kelley Zerfahs to implement the District’s nondiscrimination policy. Every parent, student, and employee has a right to initiate a grievance or complaint of illegal discrimination by contacting:

Mr. Tom Luedloff or Ms. Kelley Zerfahs
Coordinator of Nondiscrimination
Community Consolidated School District 59
2123 S. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005


Disability Non-Discrimination Policy

District 59 does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the provision of or access to any of its programs or services by student, parents or community members. If you require accommodation to attend or participate in any board meeting, parent-teacher meeting or other District activity or event, please contact Mr. Tom Luedloff or Ms. Kelley Zerfahs, Coordinators of Nondiscrimination, at 847-593-4300. If you feel that you have been discriminated against on the basis of disability in the District’s provision of programs or services, you may file a grievance pursuant to the District’s Uniform Grievance Procedure.


Equal Opportunity Employment

The School District shall provide equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of their race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, marital status, the fact of an arrest record, military status, order of protection status, unfavorable military discharge, citizenship status, use of lawful products while not at work, being a victim of domestic or sexual violence, genetic information, physical or mental handicap or disability, if otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; credit history, unless a satisfactory credit history is an established bona fide occupational requirement of a particular position, or other legally protected categories. No one will be penalized solely for his or her status as a registered qualifying patient or a registered designated caregiver for purposes of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, 410 ILCS 130/.

Persons who believe they have not received equal employment opportunities should report their claims to the Nondiscrimination Coordinator and/or a Complaint Manager for the Uniform Grievance Policy. The Superintendent has appointed Mr. Tom Luedloff and Ms. Kelley Zerfahs to implement the District’s employee nondiscrimination policy. Every parent, student, and employee has a right to initiate a grievance or complaint of illegal discrimination by contacting:

Mr. Tom Luedloff or Ms. Kelley Zerfahs
Coordinator of Nondiscrimination
Community Consolidated School District 59
2123 S. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005


Harassment of Students Prohibited

No person, including a District employee or agent, or student, may harass, intimidate, or bully another student based upon a student’s race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, status as homeless, or actual or potential marital or parental status, including pregnancy. The District will not tolerate intimidating conduct, or bullying whether verbal, physical, or visual, that affects tangible benefits of education, that unreasonably interferes with a student’s educational performance, or that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment. Examples of prohibited conduct include name-calling, using derogatory slurs, causing psychological harm, threatening or causing physical harm, or wearing or possessing items depicting or implying hatred or prejudice of one of the characteristics stated above.

No person, including a District employee or agent, may engage in hazing or any kind of aggressive behavior that does physical or psychological harm to another or any urging of other students to engage in such conduct; prohibited conduct includes any use of violence, force, noise, coercion, threats, intimidation, fear, harassment, bullying, hazing, or other comparable conduct. This policy prohibits students and staff from : (1) accessing, and/or distributing at school any written or electronic material, including material from the Internet, that will cause substantial disruption of the proper and orderly operation and discipline of the school or school activities, and (2) creating and/or distributing written or electronic material, including Internet material, blogs and electronic messaging that causes substantial disruption to school operations or interferes with the rights of other students or staff members. Violations of this policy will be reviewed by the school administration for appropriate disciplinary action up to expulsion and possible referral to the police.


Sexual Harassment OF Students Prohibited

Sexual harassment of students is prohibited. A person, including a district employee or agent, or student engages in sexual harassment whenever he/she makes sexual advances, requests sexual favors, and/or engages in other verbal or physical conduct, including sexual violence, of a sexual or sex-based nature, imposed on the basis of sex, that:
1. denies or limits the provision of educational aid, benefits, services, or treatment; or that makes such conduct a condition of a student’s academic status, or
2. has the purpose or effect of:
a. substantially interfering with a student’s educational environment,
b. creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment,
c. depriving a student of educational aid, benefits, services, or treatment, or
d. making submissions to or rejection of such conduct the basis for academic decisions affecting a student.

The terms “intimidating,” “hostile,” and “offensive” include conduct that has the effect of humiliation, embarrassment, or discomfort. Examples of sexual harassment include touching, crude jokes or pictures, discussions of sexual experiences, teasing related to sexual characteristics, and spreading rumors related to a person’s alleged sexual activities. The term sexual violence includes a number of different acts. Examples of sexual violence include, but are not limited to, rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual abuse, and sexual coercion.


WORKPLACE HARASSMENT PROHIBITED

The School District expects the workplace environment to be productive, respectful, and free of unlawful harassment. District employees shall not engage in harassment or abusive conduct on the basis of an individual’s race, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, disability, or other protected status identified in Board policy 5:10, Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment. Harassment of students, including, but not limited to, sexual harassment, is prohibited by Board policy 7:20, Harassment of Students Prohibited.


Sexual Harassment IN THE WORKPLACE Prohibited

The School District shall provide a workplace environment free of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct, or communications constituting harassment on the basis of sex as defined and otherwise prohibited by State and federal law.

District employees shall not make unwelcome sexual advances or request sexual favors or engage in any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature when (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment; (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual; or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. Sexual harassment prohibited by this policy includes verbal or physical conduct. The terms intimidating, hostile, or offensive include, but are not limited to, conduct which has the effect of humiliation, embarrassment, or discomfort. Sexual harassment will be evaluated in light of all the circumstances.

 

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