EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
The policy of the District shall be to provide educational programs and opportunities for students as needed on the basis of individual interests, values, abilities and potential. No student enrolled in the Burlington Community School District shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination in the District’s programs on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, national original, religion, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity or socio-economic background.
It is the policy of the District to provide a free appropriate public education to each disabled student regardless of the nature or severity of the disability. It is the intent of the District to ensure that students who are disabled within the definition of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act or who are disabled within the definition of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the Americans With Disabilities Act are identified, evaluated, and provided with appropriate educational services. Due process rights of disabled students and their parents will be enforced.
Inclusion of minority and disabled students shall occur throughout the District’s programs. In order to monitor compliance and progress, District, attendance center and course enrollment data shall be collected on the basis of race, national origin, gender and disability.
Inquiries regarding compliance with equal educational opportunities shall be directed to the Director of Curriculum or the Director of Special Services who shall be the District’s compliance officer (319-753-6791). Inquiries regarding compliance with equal education opportunities for disabled students shall be directed to the District’s 504/ADA Coordinator, the Director of Special Services.
The superintendent will also appoint grievance officer(s) and publicize the name(s), office address(es), and telephone number(s). Grievance procedure and form will be on file in each building.
The District affirms it will comply with all applicable regulations under the following laws:
The following grievance officers for this policy are: