Non-Discrimination Policies

Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity

In accordance with GCSD Policy AC, the Board is committed to providing a safe learning and work environment where all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect.  The schools in the district are subject to all federal and state laws and constitutional provisions prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry or need for special education services.  Accordingly, no otherwise qualified student, employee, applicant for employment or member of the public may be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination under any district program or activity 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.

Sexual Harassment Investigation Procedures/Title IX

In accordance with GCSD Policy AC-R-2 The district is committed to maintaining a learning environment that is free from sex-based discrimination, including sexual harassment. It is a violation of policy for any staff member to harass students or for students to harass other students through conduct or communications of a sexual nature, or to retaliate against anyone that reports sex-based discrimination or harassment or participates in a harassment investigation.

A complainant, or a parent or guardian with the legal right to act on the complainant's behalf, may file a complaint.  Complaints must be filed in writing and signed by the complainant. Forms for this purpose are available at the District Office and school website Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity Complaint Form AC-E-2.  Completed forms must be filed with the Title IX Coordinator.  If a complaint form is given to a district employee, the district employee will promptly forward the complaint to the Title IX Coordinator.  An alternate will be designated in he event it is claimed that the respondent is the one who committed the alleged discrimination or some other conflict of interest exists.  Complaints must be filed within 180 days of the event giving rise to the complaint or from the date the complainant could reasonably become aware of such occurrence.  The complainant will receive assistance as needed in filing a complaint. 

Students Who are Transgender and Gender Nonconforming

Colorado law and District policy AC-E-3 require that all programs, activities and employment practices be free from discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.  These Guidelines are issued in keeping with these mandates to create a safe learning environment for all students and to ensure that every student has equal access to all school programs and activities.

Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity/Compliance Officer AC-E-1

Complaint procedures for Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity/Complaint and Compliance Process AC-R-1 have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public.

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