NONDISCRIMINATION: INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM
The school system pledges itself to avoid discriminatory actions, and instead seeks to foster good human and educational relations which will help to attain:
Equal rights and opportunities for students and employees in the school community.
Equal opportunity for all students to participate in the total program of the schools.
Continual study and development of curricula toward improving human relations and understanding and appreciating cultural differences.
Training opportunities for improving staff ability and responsiveness to educational and social needs.
Opportunities in educational programs which are broadly available to pupils with access not solely based upon race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other legally protected status.
Each student, at the time he/she becomes eligible for participation, shall be advised of his/her right to an equal opportunity to participate in school programs without discrimination on account of race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other legally protected status.
(cf. 0521 – Affirmative Action Plan)
Legal Reference: Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-15 Towns to maintain schools
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-15c Discrimination in public schools prohibited
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-226a Pupils of racial minorities
P.A. 80-405 An Act Concerning Equal Opportunities for Public School Students
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Section 504, U.S. Rehabilitation Act, 1973
Litchfield Board of Education
Policy Adopted: 11/17/1987