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AC - Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The Cape Elizabeth School BoardDepartment isdoes committednot todiscriminate maintainingon athe workplacebasis of sex or other protected categories in its education programs and learningactivities, environmentas thatrequired isby free from illegal discriminationfederal and harassment.state laws/regulations.

In accordance with applicable Federal and/or State laws and regulations, Cape Elizabeth School Department prohibits discriminationDiscrimination against and harassment of employees, candidates for employment, students and others with rights to admission or access to school programs,employees activities or premises on the basisbecause of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identityidentity, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability, or genetic information are prohibited.

Discrimination against and expression,harassment of students because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ancestry or national origin, or disability.disability Forare the purpose of this policy, “sexual orientation” means a person’s actual or perceived heterosexuality, bisexuality, homosexuality, or gender identity or expression, and “gender identity” means gender-related identity, appearance, mannerisms, or other gender-related characteristics of an individual, regardless of the individual’s assigned sex at birth.

Further, in compliance with Federal law, Cape Elizabeth School Department prohibits discrimination against school unit employees and candidates for employment on the basis of age, pregnancy, or genetic information.prohibited.

The Board delegatesdirects the school administration to theimplement Superintendenta thecontinuing responsibilityprogram fordesigned implementingto thisprevent policy.discrimination against all applicants, employees, students, and other individuals having access rights to school premises and activities.

The Cape Elizabeth School Department Affirmativehas Actiondesignated Planand will include designation ofauthorized an Affirmative Action OfficerOfficer/Title IX Coordinator who will beis responsible for ensuring compliance with all Federalfederal and Statestate requirements relatedrelating to nondiscrimination.nondiscrimination, including sexual harassment. The Affirmative Action OfficerOfficer/Title willIX beCoordinator appointed by the Superintendent and will beis a person with direct access to the Superintendent. 

The Superintendent/AffirmativeCape ActionElizabeth OfficerSchool shallDepartment 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 responsibleaccessed, foras ensuringwell thatas noticethe ofCape Elizabeth School Department's compliance with Federalfederal and Statestate civil rights laws isand providedregulations to all applicants for employment, employees, students, parents and others, as appropriate.

The School Department will require all persons, agencies, vendors, contractors,parents, and other personsinterested and organizations doing business with or performing services for the school unit to subscribe to all applicable federal and state laws pertaining to contract compliance.parties. 

  • 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.); 34 CFR Part 106 (Title IX Regulations)
  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (P.L.20 88-352)U.S.C. § 2000d)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (29 U.S.C. § 621 et seq.)
  • Equal Pay Act of 1963 (29 U.S.C. § 206)
  • VocationalSection 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) (29 U.S.C. § 794 et seq.), as amended
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq.)
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978
  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) (42 U.S.C. § 2000ff et seq.)
  • 5 MRSA § 4551, et seq. (Maine Human Rights Act); 19301-19302as amended

Cross Reference:

  • Cape Elizabeth School Department Affirmative Action Plan
  • ACAA - Harassment and Sexual Harassment of Students
  • ACAA-R - Student Discrimination/Harassment and Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedures
  • ACAB - Harassment and Sexual Harassment of School Employees
  • JICKACAB-R - BullyingEmployee Discrimination/Harassment and Title IX Sexual harassment Complaint Procedures


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