AC - Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The Cape Elizabeth School Department does not discriminate on the basis of sex or other protected categories in its education programs and activities, as required by federal and state laws/regulations.

Discrimination against and harassment of school employees because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, familial status, disability, or genetic information are prohibited. 

Discrimination against and harassment of students because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ancestry or national origin, or disability are prohibited. 

The Board directs the school administration to implement a continuing program designed to prevent discrimination against all applicants, employees, students, and other individuals having access rights to school premises and activities.

The Cape Elizabeth School Department has designated and authorized an Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator who is responsible for ensuring compliance with all federal and state requirements relating to nondiscrimination, including sexual harassment. The Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator is a person with direct access to the Superintendent.

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

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Revision #15
Created 23 September 2021 17:35:37 by Troy Patterson
Updated 14 April 2022 16:25:05 by Troy Patterson