JB - Equal Educational Opportunity

Code: JB
Adopted: 10/10/90 
Revised/Readopted: 8/13/97; 11/16/22
Original Code: JB

Every student of the district will be given equal educational opportunities regardless of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race[1], religion, color, national origin, disability, marital status, familial status, parental status, linguistic background, culture, socioeconomic status, capability or geographic location.

The district shall develop and implement an Equal Educational Opportunity Plan that assures that no student will be excluded from participating in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity conducted by the district or denied access to facilities in the district.

A student or parent may also access and use the district’s general complaint procedure through Board policy KL - Public Complaints.

All reports, complaints or information will be investigated.

The district will communicate the availability of policy and available complaint procedures to students and their parents through available district communication systems, handbooks and will be published to the district website and made available at the district office during regular business hours.

A student of the district may not be subjected to retaliation by the district for the reason that the student has in good faith reported information that the student believes is evidence of a violation of a state or federal law, rule or regulation.


1 Race also includes physical characteristics that are historically associated with race, including but not limited to natural hair, hair texture, hair type and protective hairstyles as defined by ORS 659A.001 (as amended by House Bill 2935 (2021)).

Legal Reference(s)

ORS 174.100
ORS 192.630
ORS 326.051
ORS 329.025
ORS 332.107 
ORS 336.086
ORS 659.850
ORS 659.852
ORS 659A.001
ORS 659A.003
ORS 659A.006
ORS 659A.103-659A.145
ORS 659A.400
ORS 659A.403
ORS 659A.406 
OAR 581-021-0045
OAR 581-021-0046
OAR 581-022-2310
OAR 839-003-0000
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d (2018); 28 C.F.R. §§ 42.101-42.106 (2019).
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. §§ 791, 793-794 (2018); 34 C.F.R. Part 104 (2019).
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1683, 1701, 1703-1705 (2018); Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance, 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (2020).
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101-12213 (2018); 29 C.F.R. Part 1630 (2019); 28 C.F.R. Part 35 (2019).
Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101-12333 (2018).
House Bill 2935 (2021).
House Bill 3041 (2021).
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