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Nondiscrimination Commitment

United Township High School District 30 is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in its education programs and activities and employment. The District complies with all laws and applicable regulations that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation by and in the District, including the following:

 1.  Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act

 2.  Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

 3.  Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

 4.  Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.

 5.  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq.

 6.  The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967

 7.  The State Officials and Employees Ethics Act

 8.  The Illinois Human Rights Act

 9.  Sections 10-22.5, 27-1, and 20.60 of the School Code and 23 Illinois Administrative Code Part 200

10. Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act, 820 ILCS 108/

11.  Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003, 820 ILCS 112/

12. Illinois Genetic Information Privacy Act (GINA), 410 ILCS 513/ and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), 42 U.S.C. 
      § 2000ff et seq.

13.Employee Credit Privacy Act, 820 ILCS 70

 

 The District will use the grievance procedures in Board of Education Policies 2:260 (Uniform Grievance Procedure) and 2:265 (Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure) to process complaints based on alleged violations of law or Board policy.

 

No student, parent/guardian, employee, or other member of the District community will be subjected to retaliation as prohibited under any law or Board policy, including those laws identified above. Retaliation is an adverse act imposed because a person has asserted a right or participated in a process involving the assertion of a right, including reporting a violation of law or Board policy or participating in the grievance processes used to process complaints based on alleged violations of law or Board policy.

 

Any person who believes any student, employee, or third party or the District generally has engaged in conduct prohibited by the laws cited above or Board policy, including discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, or who has inquiries about the application of the laws cited above or Board policy should contact a District Nondiscrimination/Title IX Coordinator, Nondiscrimination Coordinator, or Complaint Manager using the contact information below:

 

 

 

Title IX/Nondiscrimination Coordinator

Dr. Jay Morrow, Superintendent

1275 Avenue of the Cities

East Moline, IL 61244

309-752-1611

jmorrow@uths.net

 

Complaint Manager

Complaint Manager

Shannon Miller

Director – Curriculum & Instruction

1275 Avneue of the Cities

East Moline, IL  61244

309-752-1601

smiller@uths.net

Erin Terstriep

Director – Special Services

1275 Avenue of the Cities

East Moline, IL  61244

309-752-1658

eterstriep@uths.net

 

The following agencies may also be able to answer inquiries about some of the laws cited above:

 

U.S. Dept. of Education

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Chicago Office

JCK Federal Building
230 S. Dearborn Street

37th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: (312) 730-1560
Facsimile: (312) 730-1576
Email:
OCR.Chicago@ed.gov

 

See www.ed.gov/ocr

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Chicago District Office

JCK Federal Building
Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: (312) 872-9744

Facsimile: 312-588-1260

Info@EEOC.org

 

See www.eeoc.gov

Illinois Dept. of Human Rights (IDHR)

Springfield Office

535 West Jefferson

1st Floor

Intake Unit

Springfield, IL 62702

Telephone: (217) 785-5100

Facsimile: (217) 785-5106

Email: IDHR.webmail@Illinois.gov

 

See www2.illinois.gov/DHR

 

More information on the Board policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation can be found in Board policy, including, for example, Board policies 5:10 (Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment), 5:20 (Workplace Harassment Prohibited), 7:10 (Equal Educational Opportunities), 7:20 (Harassment of Students Prohibited); 7:180 (Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment) More information about how to report discrimination, harassment, or retaliation can be found in Board policies  2:260 (Uniform Grievance Procedure) and 2:265 (Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure). The Board’s policy handbook is available online at https://4.files.edl.io/16e1/07/21/20/203408-c4996caf-3bd3-4577-ab21-d706ddb97bcf.pdf.

 

The following Provisional Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure Policies will be used for all reports or complaints of “Title IX Sexual Harassment,” as that term is defined in the Provisional Policy, until the Board’s adoption of Policy 2:265:

 

Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure—Provisional Policy 2:265

 

All other reports and complaints of discrimination, harassment, retaliation or other violations of law or Board policy will be processed using Board policy 2:260 (Uniform Grievance Procedure).

 

 

Training Materials to Train Title IX Team Members

 

The following materials have been used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process (the District’s Title IX Team members):

 

https://www.franczek.com/events/franczek-webinar-the-new-title-ix-what-you-should-know-now/

 

https://www.franczek.com/events/franczek-webinar-the-road-to-compliance-essentials-for-k-12-schools-under-the-new-title-ix/