Official Notice - Nondiscrimination Policy

Official Notice - Nondiscrimination Policy
Posted on 08/14/2020

Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity

In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, Mesa County Valley School District 51 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law.

Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The following person has been designated as the compliance officer for the district:

John Williams
2115 Grand Avenue, Grand Junction, CO  81501
970-254-5398
John.Williams@D51schools.org                                   

The following person has been designated as the Title IX Coordinator for the district

John Williams
2115 Grand Avenue, Grand Junction, CO  81501
970-254-5398
John.Williams@d51schools.org   

 

Policies, Procedures and Forms 

 The Board of Education Policy AC (Discrimination and Harassment) can be found at link

The Complaint, Investigation and Hearing Procedures for harassment and discrimination complaints (AC-R-1) can be found at link

 The Complaint, Investigation and Hearing procedures for sexual harassment and sexual misconduct complaints (AC-R-2) can be found at link.

The form for filing a discrimination, harassment or sexual harassment/misconduct complaint (AC-E-2) can be found at link.

Outside agencies

 Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.

 

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