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500.1 - Objectives for Equal Educational Opportunities for Students

 

 

 

This series of the board policy manual is devoted to the board’s goals and objectives for assisting the students of the Linn-Mar Community School District in obtaining an education. Each student shall have an opportunity to obtain an education in compliance with the policies in this series.

It is the goal of the board to promote a healthy social, intellectual, emotional, and physical self-concept in the students enrolled in the school district. Each student attending school will have the opportunity to use the education program and services as a means for self-improvement and individual growth. In so doing, the students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that assures every other student the same opportunity.

The board supports the delivery of the education program and services to students free of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, creed, color, national origin, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or socio-economic status. This concept of equal educational opportunity serves as a guide for the board and employees in making decisions relating to school district facilities, employment, selection of educational materials, equipment, curriculum, and regulations affecting students.

In the delivery of the educational program, students shall treat the employees with respect and students will receive the same in return. Employees have the best interests of the students in mind and will assist them in school-related or personal matters if they are able to do so. Students should feel free to discuss problems, whether school-related or personal, with the guidance counselor or other employees.

Board policies, rules, and regulations affect students while they are on school district property or on property within the jurisdiction of the school district; while on school owned and/or operated school or chartered vehicles; while attending or engaged in school activities; and while away from school grounds if misconduct will directly affect the good order, efficient management, and welfare of the school district.

The 500 series of board policy refers to the term parents in many of the policies. The term parents, for purposes of this policy manual, shall mean the legal parents or legal guardians. It shall also mean students who have reached the age of majority or are otherwise considered an adult by law.

Inquiries by students regarding compliance with equal educational opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies, including but not limited to complaints of discrimination, shall be directed in writing to the district Equity Coordinators:

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

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

Linn-Mar Community School District
2999 North 10th Street, Marion, Iowa 52302
Office Hours: 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (M-Th) and 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (Fri)

Inquiries by students regarding compliance with equal educational opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies, including but not limited to complaints of discrimination, may also be directed in writing to: Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, Iowa 50319, (515) 281-5294, or the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights Region VII, 8930 Ward Parkway, Suite 2037, Kansas City MO 64114, (816) 268-0550. This inquiry or complaint to the federal or state office may be done instead of or in addition to an inquiry or complaint at the local level.

Further information and copies of the procedures for filing a complaint are available in the school district’s central administrative office and the administrative office in each attendance center.


Adopted: 9/98
Reviewed: 3/12; 7/13; 10/14; 10/17
Revised: 5/11; 7/13; 1/15; 11/18
Related Policy (Code #): 104.1; 105.1; 105.1-R; 105.1-E1-E3