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State and Federal Law Prohibiting Discrimination
Type: School Board Policy
Section: 100 SCHOOL DISTRICT
Code: 102
Adopted Date: 4/24/1984
Revised Date(s): 09/12/2005, 10/12/2009, 12/13/2010, 11/10/2014
Reviewed Date(s): 10/22/1990, 03/13/1995, 12/13/1999, 02/09/2004, 09/12/2005, 10/12/2009, 12/13/2010, 11/10/2014, 12/11/2017
Attachments:
I. PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to establish the Moorhead Area Public Schools responsibility in complying with state and federal law regarding discrimination.

II. GENERAL STATEMENT

Moorhead Area Public Schools shall comply with federal and state law prohibiting discrimination and with the requirements imposed by or pursuant to regulations issued thereto, to the end that no person in the Moorhead Area Public Schools shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, marital status, age, limited English proficiency, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, family care leave status, veteran status, or disability be excluded from any educational program or activity, or in employment, or recruitment, consideration, or selection therefore, including hiring, discharge, promotion, compensation, facilities or privileges of employment, whether full time or part time, under an educational program or activity for which the school is responsible. The Moorhead Area Public Schools also make reasonable accommodations for disabled employees and students.

Any inquiries concerning this policy may be referred to:

Office of the Superintendent
Probstfield Center for Education
2410 14th Street South
Moorhead, MN 56560
(218) 284-3330

The school district prohibits the harassment of any individuals. For information about the types of conduct that constitute impermissible harassment and the district's internal procedures for addressing complaints of harassment, please refer to the district's policy on harassment and violence.
 
III. REPRISAL
 
The Moorhead Area Public Schools will discipline or take appropriate action against any pupil, teacher, administrator or other school personnel who retaliates against any person who reports alleged unlawful discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, limited English proficiency, status with regard to public assistance, or disability toward a student or any person who testifies, assists or participates in an investigation, or who testifies, assists or participates in a proceeding or hearing relating to such unlawful discrimination. Retaliation includes, but is not limited to, any form of intimidation, reprisal or harassment.
 
Legal References:
29 U.S.C. 794 et seq. (Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990)
Minn. Stat. 123B.03 (Background Check)
Minn. Stat. 43A.11 (Veteran's Preference)
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Equal Pay Act of 1963
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
Civil Rights Act of 1991
Minn. Stat. 363 (Minnesota Human Rights Act)
29 U.S.C. 2615 (Family and Medical Leave Act)
38 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act)
38 U.S.C. 4211 et seq. (Veterans Reemployment Rights Act)

Cross References:
Moorhead School Board Policy 401: Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Moorhead School Board Policy 402: Grievance Procedures for Equal Opportunity
Moorhead School Board Policy 404: Employment Disability Nondiscrimination
Moorhead School Board Policy 410: Employment of Faculty and Staff
Moorhead School Board Policy 411: Veteran's Preference Hiring
Moorhead School Board Policy 501: Equal Educational Opportunity
Moorhead School Board Policy 502: Student Disability Nondiscrimination
Moorhead School Board Policy 570: Prohibition of Harassment and Violence