AC - Non-discrimination
Re-adopted: 10/11/95, 8/13/97, 3/10/10, 11/9/11, 9/23/15, 9/28/17, 11/15/2017, 1/2020, 6/8/2022
Original Code: AC
The district prohibits discrimination and harassment on any basis protected by law, including but not limited to, an individual’s perceived or actual race1, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation2, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status, or veterans’ status, or because of the perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status, or veterans’ status of any other persons with whom the individual associates.
The district prohibits discrimination and harassment in, but not limited to, employment, assignment and promotion of personnel; educational opportunities and services offered students; student assignment to schools and classes; student discipline; location and use of facilities; educational offerings and materials; and accommodating the public at public meetings.
The Board encourages staff to improve human relations within the schools, to respect all individuals and to establish channels through which patrons can communicate their concerns to the administration and the Board.
The superintendent shall appoint individuals at the district to contact on issues concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and other civil rights or discrimination issues3, and notify students, parents, and staff with their names, office addresses, and phone numbers. The district will publish complaint procedures providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints from students, employees and the public, and such procedures will be available at the district’s administrative office and available on the home page of the district’s website.
The district prohibits retaliation and discrimination against an individual who has opposed any discrimination act or practice; because that person has filed a charge, testified, assisted or participated in an investigation, proceeding or hearing; and further prohibits anyone from coercing, intimidating, threatening or interfering with an individual for exercising any rights guaranteed under state and federal law.
1 Includes discriminatory use of a Native American mascot pursuant to OAR 581-021-0047.
2 “Sexual orientation” means an individual’s actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality or gender identity, regardless of whether the individual’s gender identity, appearance, expression or behavior differs from that traditionally associated with the individual’s sex at birth.
3 Director of Human Resources, 1419 NW Valley View Drive, Roseburg, Oregon 97471. Phone number: (541) 440-4007.
Age Discrimination Act of 1975, 42 U.S.C. §§ 6101-6107 (2012).
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, 29 U.S.C. §§ 621-633 (2012); 29 C.F.R Part 1626 (2018).
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101-12112 (2012); 29 C.F.R. Part 1630 (2018); 28 C.F.R. Part 35 (2018).
Equal Pay Act of 1963, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d) (2012).
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. §§ 791, 793-794 (2012); 34 C.F.R. Part 104 (2018).
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1683 (2012); Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance, 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (2018).
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d (2012); 28 C.F.R. §§ 42.101-42.106 (2018).
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e (2012); 29 C.F.R. § 1601 (2018).
Wygant v. Jackson Bd. of Educ., 476 U.S. 267 (1989).
Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101-12133 (2012).
The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, 38 U.S.C. § 4212 (2012).
Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, 42 U.S.C. § 2000ff-1 (2012).