Policy AC

Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The Westbrook School Committee is committed to maintaining a workplace and learning environment that is free from illegal discrimination and harassment.

In accordance with applicable Federal and/or State laws and regulations, the Westbrook School Department prohibits discrimination against and harassment of employees, candidates for employment, students and others with rights to admission or access to school programs, activities or premises on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability or genetic information. For the purpose of this policy, “sexual orientation” means a person’s actual or perceived heterosexuality, bisexuality, homosexuality, or gender identity or expression.

The Westbrook School Committee delegates to the Superintendent the responsibility for implementing this policy.  The Westbrook School Department’s Affirmative Action Plan will include designation of an Affirmative Action Officer who will be responsible for ensuring compliance with all Federal and State requirements related to nondiscrimination.  The Affirmative Action Officer will be appointed by the Superintendent and will be a person with direct access to the Superintendent.

The Superintendent/Affirmative Action Officer shall be responsible for ensuring that notice of compliance with Federal and State civil rights laws is provided to all applicants for employment, employees, students, parents and others, as appropriate.

 

The Westbrook School Department has implemented complaint procedures for resolving complaints of discrimination / harassment and sexual harassment under this policy.  The Westbrook School Department provides required notices of this complaint procedures and how they can be accessed, as well as the school unit’s compliance with federal and state civil rights laws and regulations to all applicants for employment, employees, students, parents and other interested parties.

Legal Reference:              

Equal Employment Opportunities Act of 1972 (P.L. 92-261) amending Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000(e) et seq.)

 Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.)

 Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (P.L. 88-352)

Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (29 U.S.C. § 621 et seq.)

 Equal Pay Act of 1963 (29 U.S.C. § 206)

Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 794 et seq.)

Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq.)

 Maine Human Rights Act (5 MRSA § 4551, et seq.)

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) (29 U.S.C. §794 et seq.),as amended

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (42 U.S.C. §2000ff et.seq)

Cross Reference:            

Westbrook School Department Affirmative Action Plan

ACAA-Harassment and Sexual Harassment of Students

ACAAA – Transgender and Gender Expansive Students

ACAB-Harassment and Sexual Harassment of School Employees

ACCA-R Harassment and Sexual Harassment of Students Administrative Procedure

ACAB-R Employee Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Procedure

 

Adopted:  April 16, 2003
School Committee:  March 23, 2005; October 21, 2020
Reviewed by the Policy Committee:   May 20, 2008; December 14, 2015; November 25, 2019

 

 

The Westbrook School Committee is committed to maintaining a workplace and learning environment that is free from illegal discrimination and harassment.

 

In accordance with applicable Federal and/or State laws and regulations, the Westbrook School Department prohibits discrimination against and harassment of employees, candidates for employment, students and others with rights to admission or access to school programs, activities or premises on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability or genetic information. For the purpose of this policy, “sexual orientation” means a person’s actual or perceived heterosexuality, bisexuality, homosexuality, or gender identity or expression.

 

The Westbrook School Committee delegates to the Superintendent the responsibility for implementing this policy.  The Westbrook School Department’s Affirmative Action Plan will include designation of an Affirmative Action Officer who will be responsible for ensuring compliance with all Federal and State requirements related to nondiscrimination.  The Affirmative Action Officer will be appointed by the Superintendent and will be a person with direct access to the Superintendent.

 

The Superintendent/Affirmative Action Officer shall be responsible for ensuring that notice of compliance with Federal and State civil rights laws is provided to all applicants for employment, employees, students, parents and others, as appropriate.

 

The Westbrook School Department has implemented complaint procedures for resolving complaints of discrimination / harassment and sexual harassment under this policy.  The Westbrook School Department provides required notices of this complaint procedures and how they can be accessed, as well as the school unit’s compliance with federal and state civil rights laws and regulations to all applicants for employment, employees, students, parents and other interested parties.

 

 

Legal Reference:               Equal Employment Opportunities Act of 1972 (P.L. 92-261) amending Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000(e) et seq.)

                                                Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.)

                                                Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (P.L. 88-352)

                                                Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (29 U.S.C. § 621 et seq.)

                                                Equal Pay Act of 1963 (29 U.S.C. § 206)

                                                Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 794 et seq.)

                                                Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq.)

                                                Maine Human Rights Act (5 MRSA § 4551, et seq.)

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) (29 U.S.C. §794 et seq.),as amended

                                                Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (42 U.S.C. §2000ff et.seq)

 

 

Cross Reference:              Westbrook School Department Affirmative Action Plan

                                                ACAA-Harassment and Sexual Harassment of Students

                                                ACAAA – Transgender and Gender Expansive Students

                                                ACAB-Harassment and Sexual Harassment of School Employees

                                                ACCA-R Harassment and Sexual Harassment of Students Administrative Procedure

                                                ACAB-R Employee Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Procedure

 

 

 

Adopted:               April 16, 2003

 

School Committee:           March 23, 2005; October 21, 2020

 

Reviewed by the Policy Committee:           May 20, 2008; December 14, 2015; November 25, 2019