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Equal Educational Opportunity/Non-Discrimination Policy

Each student shall be given an equal educational opportunity in consideration of their individual needs and differences. The federal and state governments have enacted laws regarding the equality of opportunity in education. Therefore, the Board of Education affirms its policy to ensure an equal educational opportunity for all students and to prohibit discrimination as proscribed under federal and state law. It is the intention of the Board of Education to comply with the policy and procedures of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Litchfield Public Schools require that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be discriminated against under any program, including employment, because of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or disability.

Legal Reference: The Americans With Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.D. Section 12101 et seq. and Section 504, U.S. Rehabilitation Act
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Higher Education Act)
Title 42 of the United States Code, Section 1983.

Litchfield Board of Education
Policy Adopted: 8/13/1985
Policy Reviewed: 10/1/1998
Policy Revised: 1/21/2009, 1/18/2012

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