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605.7 - Multicultural/Gender Fair Education




Students will have an opportunity for a quality education without discrimination regardless of their age, color creed, national origin, race, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical attributes, genetic information, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, political belief, military status, socioeconomic status, pregnancy, or familial status.

The education program will be free of discrimination and provide equal opportunity for all students. The education program will foster knowledge of and respect and appreciation for the historical and contemporary contributions of diverse cultural groups of both men and women to society. Special emphasis is placed on Asian-Americans, African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, European-Americans, American Indians, and persons with disabilities. It will also reflect the wide variety of roles open to men and women and provide equal opportunity to both genders.

The district will support multicultural and gender fairness in the education program through a committee involving parents, guardians, legal custodians, students, employees, and community members appointed by the superintendent. The committee will be charged with monitoring district programs and reporting annually to the board.

Adopted: 4/99
Reviewed: 6/11; 9/12; 2/15; 4/18; 6/21
Revised: 1/10; 10/13
Related Policy (Code #): 103.1; 600.1
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): §§ 216.9; 256.11 (2013); 281 IAC 12.5(8)
IASB Reference: 605.7
Mandatory Policy