105.1 - Equal Educational Opportunity

 

 

 

The following statement is to be published in written and electronic form in the district’s official documents and on the district’s website.

The board will not discriminate in its educational activities and is committed to the policy that no otherwise qualified person will be excluded from educational activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity, covered military veteran, genetic information, familial status, physical attributes, political belief/party preference, or socioeconomic status (for programs).

Further, the school board affirms the right of all students and staff to be treated with respect and to be protected from intimidation, discrimination, physical harm, and harassment.

There is a grievance procedure related to this policy. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact the district’s Equity Coordinators:

Nathan Wear, Associate Superintendent
Phone: 319-447-3028 / Email: nathan.wear@Linnmar.k12.ia.us

Karla Christian, Chief Officer of Human Resources
Phone: 319-447-3036 / Email: kchristian@Linnmar.k12.ia.us

Linn-Mar Community School District
2999 N 10th Street
Marion IA 52302
Fax: 319-377-9252

The school board requires all persons, agencies, vendors, contractors, and other persons and organizations doing business with or performing services for the school district to subscribe to all applicable federal and state laws, executive orders, rules, and regulations pertaining to contract compliance and equal opportunity.


Adopted: 11/08
Reviewed: 10/11; 5/14; 9/16
Revised: 9/10; 4/13; 7/17; 10/17; 11/18
Related Policy (Code #): 101.1; 105.1-R; 105.1-E1-E6; 400.1; 500.1
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): 20 USC §§ 1221, 1681, 1701 et seq; 29 USC § 206 et seq; 29 USC § 794;
42 USC §§ 2000d, 2000e; 42 USC §§ 12101 et seq; 34 CFR Pt 100, 104; §§ 216.6, .9; 256.11; 280.3; 281 IAC 12
IASB Reference: 102

105.1-R - Administrative Regulations Regarding Equal Educational Opportunity Grievance Procedures

 

 

 

It is the policy of the Linn-Mar 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, covered military veteran, genetic information, familial status, physical attributes, political belief/party preference, or socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices.

There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact the district’s Equity Coordinators:

Mr. Nathan Wear, Associate Superintendent
Phone: 319-447-3028 / Email: Nathan.wear@Linnmar.k12.ia.us

Mrs. Karla Christian, Chief Officer of Human Resources
Phone: 319-447-3036 / Email: kchristian@Linnmar.k12.ia.us

Students, parents/guardians of students, employees, and applicants for employment in the school district have the right to file a formal complaint alleging discrimination. The district has policies and procedures in place to identify and investigate complaints alleging discrimination. If appropriate, the district will take steps to prevent the recurrence of discrimination and to correct its discriminatory effects on the complainant and others.

A complainant may attempt to resolve the problem informally by discussing the matter with a building principal or a direct supervisor. However, the complainant has the right to end the informal process at any time and pursue the formal grievance procedures outlined below. Use of the informal or formal grievance procedures is not a prerequisite to the pursuit of other remedies. Please note that informal processes and procedures are not to be used in certain circumstances (e.g., sexual harassment and sexual assault).

Level One - Principal/Immediate Supervisor/Human Resources
(Informal and Optional – may be bypassed by the grievant)

Employees with a complaint of discrimination based upon their race, creed, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, covered military veteran, disability, genetic information, familial status, physical attribute, political belief/party preference, or socioeconomic status are encouraged to first discuss it with their immediate supervisor with the objective of resolving the matter informally.

An applicant for employment with a complaint of discrimination based upon their race, creed, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, covered military veteran, disability, genetic information, familial status, physical attribute, political belief/party preference, or socioeconomic status are encouraged to first discuss it with the human resources office. This paragraph is for employees and marital status is not a protected class for employees.

A student or a parent of a student with a complaint of discrimination based upon their race, creed, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, covered military veteran, disability, genetic information, familial status, physical attribute, political belief/party preference, or socioeconomic status are encouraged to discuss it with the instructor, counselor, supervisor, building administrator, program administrator, or personnel directly involved.

Level Two - Compliance Officer

If the grievance is not resolved at Level One and the grievant wishes to pursue the grievance, the grievant may formalize it by filing a complaint in writing with the district’s compliance officer (Refer to Policy 105.1-E4). The complaint will state the nature of the grievance and the remedy requested. The filing of the formal, written complaint at Level Two must be within 15 working days from the date of the event giving rise to the grievance or from the date the grievant could reasonably become aware of such occurrence. The grievant may request that a meeting concerning the complaint be held with the compliance officer. The grievant will be given the opportunity to present witnesses and other relevant information. A minor student may be accompanied at the meeting by a parent or guardian. The compliance officer will investigate the complaint and attempt to resolve it. This investigation may include requesting witnesses to provide a written statement as well as interviews with the complainant, respondent, and witnesses (Refer to Policy 105.1-E5). A written report from the compliance officer regarding action taken will be sent to the involved parties within a reasonable time after receipt of the complaint (Refer to Policy 105.1-E6).

Level Three - Superintendent

If the complaint is not resolved at Level Two, the grievant may appeal it to Level Three by presenting a written appeal to the superintendent within five working days after the grievant receives the report from the compliance officer. The grievant may request a meeting with the superintendent. The superintendent may also request a meeting with the grievant to discuss the appeal. A decision will be rendered by the superintendent within a reasonable time after the receipt of the written appeal. If, in cases of disability grievances at the elementary and secondary level, the issue is not resolved through the grievance process the parents have a right to an impartial hearing to resolve the issue.

This procedure in no way denies the right of the grievant to file formal complaints with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or Office of Special Education Programs, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or the Iowa Department of Education for mediation or rectification of civil rights grievances or to seek private counsel for complaints alleging discrimination.

Level Four - Appeal to Board

If the grievant is not satisfied with the superintendent’s decision, the grievant can file an appeal with the school board within five days of the decision. It is within the discretion of the school board to determine whether it will hear the appeal. The Linn-Mar Community School District takes all grievance claims very seriously and will take steps to prevent the recurrence of any discrimination that may occur.

The district’s Compliance Officers are:

Mr. Nathan Wear, Associate Superintendent
Phone: 319-447-3028 / Email: nathan.wear@Linnmar.k12.ia.us

Mrs. Karla Christian, Chief Officer of Human Resources
Phone: 319-447-3036 / Email: kchristian@Linnmar.k12.ia.us

Linn-Mar Community School District
2999 N 10th Street
Marion IA 52302
Fax: 319-377-9252


Adopted: 9/10
Reviewed: 10/11; 9/16
Revised: 4/13; 5/14; 7/17; 10/17; 11/18
Related Policy (Code #): 104; 104-R; 104-E1-E3; 105.1; 105.1-E1-E6
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): §§ 216.6; 216.9; 256.11; 280.3
IASB Reference: 102.R1

105.1-E1 - Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination

 

 

 

The Linn-Mar Community School District offers career and technical education programs in the following areas of study:

  • Agricultural-Science
  • Business
  • Design, Engineering, and Materials
  • Family & Consumer Sciences

It is the policy of the Linn-Mar 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, covered military veteran, genetic information, familial status, physical attributes, political belief/party preference, or socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices.

There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact the district’s Equity Coordinators:

Mr. Nathan Wear, Associate Superintendent
Phone: 319-447-3028 / Email: nathan.wear@Linnmar.k12.ia.us

Mrs. Karla Christian, Chief Officer of Human Resources
Phone: 319-447-3036 / Email: kchristian@Linnmar.k12.ia.us

Linn-Mar Community School District
2999 N 10th Street
Marion IA 52302
Fax: 319-377-9252


Reviewed: 5/14; 9/16
Revised: 7/17; 10/17; 11/18
Related Policy (Code#): 105.1; 105.1-R; 105.1-E2-E6
IASB Reference: 102.E1

105.1-E2 - Continuous Notice of Non-Discrimination

 

 

 

It is the policy of the Linn-Mar 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, covered military veteran, genetic information, familial status, physical attributes, political belief/party preference, or socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices.

There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact the district’s Equity Coordinators:

Mr. Nathan Wear, Associate Superintendent
Phone: 319-447-3028 / Email: nathan.wear@Linnmar.k12.ia.us

Mrs. Karla Christian, Chief Officer of Human Resources
Phone: 319-447-3036 / Email: kchristian@Linnmar.k12.ia.us

Linn-Mar Community School District
2999 N 10th Street
Marion IA 52302
Fax: 319-377-9252


Adopted: 10/17
Revised: 11/18
Related Policy (Code#): 105.1; 105.1-R; 105.1-E1, E3-E6
IASB Reference: 102.E2

105.1-E3 - Notice of Section 504 Student/Parental Rights

 

 

 

The Linn-Mar Community School District does not discriminate in its educational programs and activities on the basis of a student's disability. It has been determined that your child has a qualifying disability for which accommodations may need to be made to meet their individual needs as adequately as the needs of other students. As a parent/guardian, you have the right to the following:

  • Participation of your child in school district programs and activities, including extra-curricular programs and activities, to the maximum extent appropriate, free of discrimination based upon the student's disability, and at the same level as students without disabilities; and
  • Receipt of free educational services to the extent they are provided students without disabilities; and
  • Receipt of information about your child and your child's educational programs and activities in your native language; and
  • Notice of identification of your child as having a qualifying disability for which accommodations may need to be made, notice prior to evaluation and placement of your child, and the right to periodically request a re-evaluation of your child; and
  • Inspect and review your child's educational records including a right to copy those records for a reasonable fee; you also have a right to ask the school district to amend your child's educational records if you feel the information in the records is misleading or inaccurate; should the school district refuse to amend the records, you have a right to a hearing and to place an explanatory letter in your child's file explaining why you feel the records are misleading or inaccurate; and
  • Hearing before an impartial hearing officer if you disagree with your child's evaluation or placement; you have a right to counsel at the hearing and have the decision of the impartial hearing officer reviewed.

It is the policy of the Linn-Mar 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.

There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact the district's Equity Coordinators:

Nathan Wear, Associate Superintendent
Phone: 319-447-3028 / Email: Nathan.wear@Linnmar.k12.ia.us

Karla Christian, Chief Officer of Human Resources
Phone: 319-447-3036 / Email: kchristian@Linnmar.k12.ia.us

Linn-Mar Community School District
2999 N 10th Street
Marion IA 52302
Fax: 319-377-9252
Office Hours: 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (M-Th) and 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (Fri)


Adopted: 10/17
Revised: 11/18
Related Policy (Code#): 104.1; 104.1-R; 104.1-E1-E3;
104.2; 104.2-E; 105.1; 105.1-R; 105.1-E1-E6

105.1-E4 Discrimination/Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harassment Complaint Form

 

 

 

Click here to download Policy 105.1-E4 - Discrimination/Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harassment Complaint Form


Date of Complaint:
Name of Complainant:

Are you filling out this form for yourself or someone else?
(Please identify the individual if you are submitting this form on behalf of someone else):

Who or what entity do you believe discriminated against, harassed, or bullied you (or someone else):

Date and Place of Alleged Incident(s):
Names of Witnesses:

Nature of discrimination, harassment, or bullying alleged (check all that apply):

  Age   Physical Attribute   Sex
  Disability   Physical or Mental Ability   Sexual Orientation
  Familial Status   Political Belief   Socioeconomic Background
  Gender Identity   Political Party Preference   Other - Please specify below
  Marital Status   Race/Color  
  National Origin/Ethnic Background/Ancestry   Religion/Creed

In the space below, please describe what happened and why you believe that you or someone else has been discriminated against, harassed, or bullied. Please be as specific as possible and attach additional pages if necessary. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

I agree that all the information on this form is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge.

Signature:
Date:


Adopted: 10/17
Related Policy (Code #): 105.1; 105.1-R; 105.1-E1-E3, E5-E6

105.1-E5 Discrimination/Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harassment Witness Disclosure Form

 

 

 

Click here to download Policy 105.1-E5 - Discrimination/Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harassment Witness Disclosure Form


Name of Witness:
Date of Interview:
Date of Initial Complaint:
Name of Complainant (include whether the complainant is a student or employee):
Date and Place of Alleged Incident(s):

Nature of discrimination, harassment, or bullying alleged (check all that apply):

  Age   Physical Attribute   Sex
  Disability   Physical or Mental Ability   Sexual Orientation
  Familial Status   Political Belief   Socioeconomic Background
  Gender Identity   Political Party Preference   Other - Please specify below
  Marital Status   Race/Color  
  National Origin/Ethnic Background/Ancestry   Religion/Creed

Description of incident witnessed:
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Additional Information:
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

I agree that all the information on this form is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge.

Signature:
Date:


Adopted: 10/17
Related Policy (Code #): 105.1; 105.1-R; 105.1-E1-E4, E6

105.1-E6 Discrimination/Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harassment Disposition of Complaint Form

 

 

 

Click here to download Policy 105.1-E6 - Discrimination/Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harassment Disposition of Complaint Form


Date:
Date of Initial Complaint:
Name of Complainant (include whether the complainant is a student or employee):
Date and Place of Alleged Incident(s):
Name of Respondent (include whether the respondent is a student or employee):

Nature of discrimination, harassment, or bullying alleged (check all that apply):

  Age   Physical Attribute   Sex
  Disability   Physical or Mental Ability   Sexual Orientation
  Familial Status   Political Belief   Socioeconomic Background
  Gender Identity   Political Party Preference   Other - Please specify below
  Marital Status   Race/Color  
  National Origin/Ethnic Background/Ancestry   Religion/Creed

Summary of Investigation:
____________________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________________

I agree that the information on this form is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge.

Signature:
Date:


Adopted: 10/17
Related Policy (Code#): 105.1; 105.1-R; 105.1-E1-E5