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102 - Equal Educational Opportunity

  • 100 - School District

Adopted: 10/1999 
Reviewed: 9/26/2019
Revised: 12/13/2018
Rescinds: AC

I. PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that equal educational opportunity is provided for all students of the school district.

II. GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY

A. The school district’s policy is to provide equal educational opportunity for all students. The school district does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, parental status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or age. The school district also makes reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.

B. The school district prohibits the harassment of any individual for any of the categories listed above. For information about the types of conduct that constitute violation of the school district’s policy on harassment and violence and the school district’s procedures for addressing such complaints, refer to the school district’s policy on harassment and violence.

C. This policy applies to all areas of education including academics, coursework, co- curricular and extracurricular activities, or other rights or privileges of enrollment.

D. Every teacher, administrator, volunteer, contractor, or other employee of the school district is responsible to comply with and ensure compliance with this policy.

E. Any student, parent or guardian having a question regarding this policy should discuss it with the Assistant Superintendent.

Legal References:

Minn. Stat. § 121A.03, Subd. 2 (Sexual, Religious, and Racial Harassment and Violence Policy)
Minn. Stat. Ch. 363A (Minnesota Human Rights Act)
20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972)
42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq. (Americans with Disabilities Act)

Cross References:

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District Policy 105 (Equity, Access and Excellence in Education)
Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District Policy 402 (Disability Nondiscrimination)
Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District Policy 413 (Harassment and Violence)
Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District Policy 422 (Policies Incorporated by Reference)
Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District Policy 521 (Student Disability Nondiscrimination)
Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District Policy 522 (Student Sex Nondiscrimination)