Equal Educational Opportunities & Sex Equity

EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND SEX EQUITY

Equal educational and extracurricular opportunities shall be available for all students without regard to color, race, nationality, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, gender identity, status of being homeless, immigration status, order of protection status, actual or potential martial or parental status, including pregnancy. Joliet Public Schools District 86 complies with all applicable federal laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and with legal and applicable requirements and regulations of the United States Department of Education.

The District has adopted a policy regarding sex equity for students.  No District student shall, based on sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity 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.

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, except that the District remains viewpoint neutral when granting access to school facilities under School Board policy.

Complaints regarding this matter may be filed using Board policy 2:260.