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 origin, 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:
  1. Title I
  2. Title X – Homeless Children and Youth
  3. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  4. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  5. Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1973
  6. The Age Discrimination Act of 1975
  7. Title VII Employment
  8. All regulations, guidelines, and standards lawfully adopted under the above statutes by the United States Department of Education.

The following grievance officers for this policy are:

Title I Mark Taylor, Principal Corse 753-2707
Title X – Homeless Children and Youth Sharon Dentlinger, Dir. of Curr Adm. Building 753-6791
Title VI Civil Rights Jeremy  Tabor, Human Resources  Adm. Building 753-6791
Title VII Employment Jeremy Tabor, Human Resources  Adm. Building 753-6791
Section 504/Americans With Disabilities Act Brenda Mitchell, Dir. of Special Svc  Adm. Building 753-6791
Title IX Sex Discrimination/ Section 504 Brenda Mitchell , Dir. of  Special Svc   Adm. Building 753-6791
Level I Investigator Sharon Dentlinger, Dir. of  Curr   Adm. Building 753-6791
Alternates Jeremy Tabor, Human Resources
Brenda Mitchell, Dir. Of Special Svc
Adm. Building 753-6791