Policy - AC

POLICY: AC

EFFECTIVE DATE: 11-04-20

CANCELS SHEETS DATED: 6-2-10, 2-4-09, 8-13-03

REVIEWED BY POLICY COMMITTEE: 9-23-20

Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity and

Affirmative Action

The RSU #74 school unit does not discriminate on the basis of sex or other protected categories in its education programs and activities, as required by federal and state laws/regulations.

Discrimination against and harassment of RSU #74 school employees because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability or genetic information are prohibited.

Discrimination against and harassment of RSU #74 students because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ancestry or national origin, or disability are prohibited.

The RSU #74 Board directs the school administration to implement a continuing program designed to prevent discrimination against all applicants, employees, students and other individuals having access rights to school premises and activities.

The RSU #74 school unit has designated and authorized an Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator who is responsible for ensuring compliance with all federal and state requirements relating to nondiscrimination, including sexual harassment. The Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator is a person with direct access to the Superintendent.

The RSU #74 school unit has implemented complaint procedures for resolving complaints of discrimination/harassment and sexual harassment under this policy. The RSU #74 school unit provides required notices of these complaint procedures and how they can be accessed, as well as the RSU #74 school unit’s compliance with federal and state civil rights laws and regulations to all applicants for employment, employees, students, parents and other interested parties.

Legal Reference: Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972 (P.L. 92-261),

amending Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000 (e) et seq.)

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.); 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX regulations)

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000d)

Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (29 U.S.C. § 621 et seq.)

Equal Pay Act of 1963 (29 U.S.C. § 206)

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) (29 U.S.C. § 794 et seq.), as amended

Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq.), as amended

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (42 U.S.C. § 2000ff et seq.)

Maine Human Rights Act (5 MRSA § 4551 et seq.), as amended

Cross Reference:

ACAA – Harassment and Sexual Harassment of Students

ACAA-R – Student Discrimination/Harassment and Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedures

Cross Reference (cont.)

ACAB – Harassment and Sexual Harassment of School Employees

ACAB-R – Employee Discrimination/Harassment and Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedures