7:10 - Equal Educational Opportunities

Policy 7:10

Students

Equal Educational Opportunities

Equal educational and extracurricular opportunities shall be available for all students without regard to race, color, nationality, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, physical or mental disability, status of being homeless, immigration status, order of protection 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, except that the District remains viewpoint neutral when granting access to school facilities under Board of Education Policy 8:20, Community Use of School Facilities. Any student may file a discrimination grievance by using Board of Education Policy 2:260, Uniform Grievance Procedure.

Sex Equity

No 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. Any student may file a sex equity complaint by using Board of Education Policy 2:260, Uniform Grievance Procedure. A student may appeal the School Board’s resolution of the complaint to the Regional Superintendent of Schools (pursuant to 105 ILCS 5/3-10 of The School Code) and, thereafter, to the State Superintendent of Education (pursuant to 105 ILCS 5/2-3.8 of The School Code).

Adopted: April 6, 1998

Revised: June 27, 2016

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