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Title IX Notice of Non-Discrimination

The district does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admissions, employment, or the educational programs or activities it operates and is prohibited by Title IX from engaging in such discrimination.  Discrimination on the basis of sex of employees or students of the district in any district education program or activity is strictly prohibited. Sexual harassment is unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Kansas Act Against Discrimination.

Fred Van Ranken, fred.vanranken@usd373.org, 308 E 1st St., Newton KS, 316-284-6206 has been designated to coordinate compliance with nondiscrimination requirements contained in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Information concerning the provisions of Title IX, and the rights provided thereunder, are available from the Title IX Coordinator.  Inquiries about the application of Title IX to the district may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington D.C. 20202-1100, (800)421-3481, or at OCR@ed.gov; or both.

The district encourages all victims of sexual harassment and persons with knowledge of such harassment to report the harassment immediately.  Complaints of sexual harassment will be promptly investigated and resolved. Any person may make a verbal or written report of sex discrimination by any means and at any time. Further information regarding reporting sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, and regarding the district’s procedures for handling such complaints can be found in School Board Policies GAAC and JGEC. Those policies may be found by going to the district BoardDocs site found at: https://go.boarddocs.com/ks/usd373/Board.nsf/Public#, entering the public side of the site, and the policies tab at the upper right-hand side of the website.

USD 373 Non-Discrimination Policies

GAAB - Complaints of Discrimination

GAAA - Equal Employment Opportunity and Nondiscrimination