7.10 - Equal Educational Opportunities

Equal educational and extracurricular opportunities shall be available for all students without regard to race, color, nationality, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, gender identify, status of being homeless, immigration status, or actual or potential marital or parental status, including pregnancy. Further, the District will not knowingly enter into agreements with any entity or any individual that discriminates against students on the basis of sex or any other protected status.  The District remains viewpoint neutral when granting access to school facilities under School Board Policy 8:20, Community Use of School Facilities.   Any student may file a discrimination grievance by using School Board Policy 2:260 – Uniform Grievance Procedure.

Sex Equity

No student shall, on the basis of sex or sexual orientation, be denied equal access to programs, activities, services, or benefits or be limited in the exercise of any right, privilege, advantage, or denied equal access to educational and extracurricular programs and activities.

Any student may file a sex equity complaint by using School Board Policy 2:260 – Uniform Grievance Procedure. A student may appeal the School Board's resolution of the complaint to the appropriate Intermediate Service Center (pursuant to 105 ILCS 5/3-10) and, thereafter, to the State Superintendent of Education (pursuant to 105 ILCS 5/2-3.8).

Administrative Implementation

The Superintendent shall appoint a Nondiscrimination Coordinator.  The Superintendent and Building Principal shall use reasonable measures to inform staff members and students of this policy and grievance procedure.


LEGAL REF.:   42 U.S.C. § 11431 et seq.  McKinney Homeless Assistance Act,

20 U.S.C. § 1681; et seq., Title IX, of the Education Amendments implemented by 34 C.F.R. Part 106

Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 791 et seq.

Religious Freedom Restoration Act, 775 ILCS 35/5.

Ill. Constitution, Art. I, § 18.

Good News Club v Milford Central School, 121 S.CT. 2093 (2001).

105 ILCS 5/3.25b, 3.25d(b), 10-20.12, 10-22.5, and 27-1

775 ILCS 5/1-101 et seq.

23 Ill. Admin. Code § 1.240 and Part 200.


CROSS REF.:   2:260, 6:220, 7:20, 7:50, 7:130, 7,180, 7:330, 8:20

ADOPTED:       October 4, 1999

REVISED:         February 19, 2001; August 19, 2002; October 28, 2002

UPDATED:       April 2008; December 18, 2008; June 24, 2010; December 17, 2010;

                        November 19, 2015

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