FILE:  GAAA

Cf:  GAAB, GAE, GAEAA

Cf:  GAMC, GBC

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

 

 

It shall be the policy of the Bossier Parish School Board that all applicants for admission and employment, students, parents, or legal guardians of students, or employees, sources of referral of applicants and employment, and any and all entities having business with the School Board are hereby notified that the School Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or veteran status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities, including any notices required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 or Part 106 of Title 34 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations.  The School Board pledges to protect qualified applicants and employees with disabilities from discrimination in hiring, promotion, termination, pay, job training, fringe benefits, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment on the basis of disability.  The School Board shall also provide qualified applicants and employees with disabilities with reasonable accommodations that do not impose undue hardship on the School District.  Thus, the School Board pledges compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, (“ADA”), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (“Section 504”).

 

The Superintendent and/or his/her designee shall investigate any and all complaints that may be brought against any the School Board or individual school in the school district in regard to any alleged discriminatory action for appropriate treatment by the Superintendent and/or the School Board.

 

Any inquiries, concerns, or complaints related to discrimination based on sex should be brought to the attention of the Bossier Parish School Board's Title IX Coordinator.  The name and contact information for the Title IX Coordinator may be found on the district website and in student handbooks.

 

All employees shall be responsible for complying with this policy.  Any form of harassment or discrimination should be immediately reported to the immediate supervisor, who in turn shall report the incident to the Superintendent and/or his/her designee.  If the supervisor is the alleged harasser or discriminator, or the employee does not wish to report the matter to his/her supervisor, the employee may submit the complaint directly to the Superintendent or his/her designee for appropriate inquiry, including, when appropriate, investigation.  Except for complaints of sexual harassment of students, employees, and applicants, the investigation shall proceed in accordance with policy, GAMC, Investigations.

 

Further, the School Board prohibits retaliation against any individual for making a complaint under this policy or participating in the investigation of any such complaint.

 

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

 

In accordance with federal and state statutes addressing nondiscrimination of people with disabilities, namely Section 504 and the ADA, the School Board attests that no qualified person with a disability shall, solely by reason of a disability, be denied the benefits of, be excluded from participation in, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity; nor shall a qualified person with a disability be subjected to discrimination in employment.

 

Revised:  August 6, 2020

 

 

Ref:    U.S. Constitution, Amend. XIV, Sec. 1

20 USC 1681 (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972)

29 USC 621 (Age Discrimination in Employment)

29 USC 623 (Age Discrimination Act of 1967)

29 USC 631 (Age limits)

29 USC 701 (Vocational Rehabilitation and Other Rehabilitation Services)

29 USC 705 (Rehabilitation Act of 1972)

29 USC 794 (Nondiscrimination under Federal Grants)

42 USC 2000d (1964 Civil Rights Act)

42 USC 12101 (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990)

34 CFR 106 et seq. (Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance)

Constitution of Louisiana, Art. I, Sec. 3, Art. X, Sec. 10

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:111, 23:301, 23:302, 23:303, 23:311, 23:312, 23:314, 23:322, 23:323, 23:324, 23:332, 23:334, 23:341, 23:342, 23:352, 23:368

Griggs v. Duke Power Company, 91 S.Ct. 849 (1979)

Singleton v. Jackson Municipal Separate School District, 419 F.2d 1211 (5th Cir. 1979)

Board minutes, 10-15-75, 3-17-76, 7-02, 8-6-20

 

Bossier Parish School Board