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.
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