EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN
March 05, 2010
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Role And Function Of
The Farragut Educational Equity
Due to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 banning discrimination on the basis of sex, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 barring discrimination of the basis of disability and Chapter 95 of the Iowa Administrative Code banning discrimination in employment and requiring affirmative action plans, educational agencies must assign an employee the responsibility of coordinating the school compliance efforts.
Nikki Schubauer, Elementary Principal and Human Resource Director is the Farragut Community School Equity Coordinator. The Equity Coordinator is responsible and accountable for coordinating and monitoring the activities necessary to ensure compliance with educational equity laws. It is the responsibility of the Superintendent to ensure that an equity coordinator has been named and that they are carrying out their responsibilities under the law.
Responsibilities of the Equity Coordinator:
- Knowledge of Federal and State Laws: Develop and maintain a working knowledge of Title IX (gender equity), Section 504 and Americans with Disabilities Act (disability equality), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act (race/national origin equity) and relevant state laws.
- Policies and Procedures: To ensure that the agency has the required board policies and grievance procedures in place.
- Dissemination of Information: To ensure that information about the non-discrimination policies, harassment/bullying/hazing policies, the name and contact information for the equity coordinator, and information about the related grievance procedure is disseminated annually to the board members, administrators, and all employees, students, parents, and applicants for employment. This information must be included in all major annual publications and the district’s website.
- Professional Development: To arrange for the training of staff and students that will make them aware of their rights under the legislation as well as assist them to carry out their responsibilities under the law.
- Facilitate the Grievance Process: To mediate conflicts and to ensue prompt and effective processing of complaints through the facilitation of the agency’s board adopted civil rights grievance procedure.
- Monitoring: To monitor the agency’s compliance with the legislation by reviewing and disseminating disaggregated student achievement data, building and course enrollment data, student activity data, and employment and personnel data. Membership on district advisory committees should be monitored for gender balance, the inclusion of individuals representing diverse racial/ethnic groups, as well as persons with disabilities.