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605.7 - Multicultural/Gender-Fair Education

Students will have an equal opportunity for a quality education without discrimination regardless of their race, religion, creed, color, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

The education program is free of discrimination and provides 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, as well as 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 sexes.

Adopted: 4/99
Reviewed: 6/11; 9/12; 2/15; 4/18; 6/21
Revised: 1/10; 10/13; 2/24
Related Policy: 103.1; 600.1
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): §§ 216.9; 256.11; 281 IAC 12.5(8)
IASB Reference: 603.04
Mandatory Policy