Policy ACA: Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Gender, Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation

The School Committees, in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, declare that the school system does not and will not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in the educational programs and activities of the public schools.  This policy will extend not only to students with regard to educational opportunities, but also to employees with regard to employment opportunities.

The School Committees will continue to ensure fair and equitable educational and employment opportunities without regard to gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation, to all of their students and employees. 

The Committees will direct the Superintendent to designate an individual to act as the school system's Title IX compliance officer.  All students and employees will be notified of the name and office address and telephone number of the compliance officer.


LEGAL REF:    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; 45 CFR, Part 86, (Federal Register, 6/4/75); MGL 76:5, 76:16; MGL 151B:1, 3A; Board of Education Chapter 622 Regulations Pertaining to Access to Equal Educational;Opportunity, adopted 6/24/75, amended 10/24/78; Board of Education 603 CMR 26:00


Region Voted to Approve:  May 28, 2014

Effective Date: May 28, 2014