Community Schoolhouse recognizes its obligation to respect the legal rights of all students, parents, employees, applicants for admission or employment, or sources of referral of applications for admission and employment. Community Schoolhouse will seek to comply with all applicable federal and state non-discrimination laws.
Community Schoolhouse will not unlawfully discriminate in its programs and activities against any person or group on any basis prohibited by federal or state law. The executive director or his or her designee shall prepare and the board shall approve, guidance to applicants and employees regarding requests for reasonable accommodations, including provisions of undue hardship.
Applicants for admission and employment, students, parents, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment are hereby notified that Community Schoolhouse does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), ancestry, national origin, place of birth, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, political affiliation or marital status in admission or access to, ot treatment or employment in its programs and activities.
A person has been designated by Community Schoolhouse to coordinate the program's efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other non-discrimination laws of regulations. The designated coordinator in identified in the procedure accompanying this policy along with the information on how that person may be contacted.
Any person having inquiries concerning Community Schoolhouse;s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 or other state or federal non-discrimination laws of regulations is directed to contact the non-discrimination coordinator described above.
In the absence of a controlling grievance procedure outlined in an employee handbook, the procedure accompanying policy will be in effect.
Legal References: 9 V.S.A. § 4502 (Public Accommodations)
21 V.S.A. §§495 et seq. (Employment Practices)
21 V.S.A. §1726 (Unfair Labor Practices)
20 U.S.C. §§1400 et seq. (IDEA)
20 U.S.C. §§1681 (Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972)
29 U.S.C. §206(d) (Equal Pay Act of 1963)
29 U.S.C. §§621 et seq. (Age Discrimination in Employment Act)
29 U.S.C. §794 (Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973)
42 U.S.C. §§2000d et seq. (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964)
42 U.S.C. §§12101 et seq. (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990)
Cross reference: Personnel: Recruitment, Selection, Appointment and Criminal Records Check (D1)
Procedures for Handling Complaints or Discrimination
The Non-discrimination Coordinator for Community Schoolhouse is:
Name and Title: Jill Stahl Tyler, Executive Director
School: Community Schoolhouse
A grievance is a claim made by a student, teacher, or employee of Community Schoolhouse or other person that he or she has been subjected to discrimination because of specific actions of the Board of Directors or its employees.
A grievant shall be a student(s) and/or parent(s), employee, or other person making the claim.
Nothing contained within this grievance procedure shall be constructed as limiting the right of an aggrieved person or persons to informally discuss a problem with the school administration or staff. Should such an informal process fail to resolve the situation then a formal filing of a grievance may be made in accordance with the following procedure (all days are calendar days):
If the grievance is not resolved at Step 1, then the aggrieved may, within 10 days of the denial, request in writing that the Board of Directors or a sub committee of the board within 15 days of receipt of the request. Such a meeting will be in a public or executive session depending upon the circumstances. The Board or its committee shall provide a written answer on the grievance within five days of the Board's next regularly scheduled meeting. The decision of the Board or its committee shall be final and binding to the extent of the jurisdictional limits and authority of the Board of Directors.
Within 15 days of an alleged violation of this policy, the aggrieved shall submit in writing to the designee the nature of the grievance and the remedy sought. The designee should arrange a meeting within 15 days of receipt of the grievance. The designee shall provide a written answer on the grievance within five days of the meeting.