Policy 6120

Equal Opportunity Policy

The Broadalbin-Perth Central School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment, or against students, in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender, disability, or age and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Further, the District does not discriminate on the basis of religion or creed, sexual orientation, military status, genetic status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, criminal arrest or conviction record, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal non-discrimination laws.

Investigation of Complaints and Grievances

The Broadalbin-Perth Central School District will act to promptly, thoroughly, and equitably investigate all complaints, whether verbal or written, of discrimination, and will promptly take appropriate action to protect individuals from further discrimination. All such complaints will be handled in a manner consistent with the District’s policies, procedures, and/or regulations regarding the investigation of discrimination and harassment complaints, including Policy #6121 and Policy #7554 — Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment in the School District; and Regulation #6121R and 7554R — Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment in the School District.

Prohibition of Retaliatory Behavior

The Board prohibits any retaliatory behavior directed against complainants, victims, witnesses, and/or any other individuals who participated in the investigation of a complaint of discrimination. Complaints of retaliation may be directed to the Civil Rights Compliance Officer. In the event the Civil Rights Compliance Officer is the alleged offender, the report will be directed to another Civil Rights Compliance Officer, if the District has designated another individual to serve in such a capacity, or to the Superintendent of Schools or President of the Board of Education.

Where appropriate, follow-up inquiries will be made to ensure that discrimination has not resumed and that all those involved in the investigation of the discrimination have not suffered retaliation.

Inquiries or Concerns

Inquiries or concerns regarding civil rights compliance by the District, including the application of Title IX and its implementing regulation, may be referred to the District’s Superintendent of Schools as its designated Civil Rights Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator. Inquiries and complaints may also be directed to the U.S. Department of Education, New York Office for Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, New York 10005; telephone: (646) 428-3800; electronic mail: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov.