602 – Equal Educational Opportunities

Nondiscrimination.  No student enrolled in the Urbandale Community School District shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in the District’s programs on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, religion, marital status, ethnic background, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or socio-economic background.  The policy of the District shall be to provide educational programs and opportunities for students as needed on the basis of individual interests, values, abilities and potential.

Free Appropriate Public Education.  It is the policy of the District to provide a free appropriate public education to each disabled student, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability.  It is the intent of the District to ensure that students who are disabled within the definition of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act or who are disabled within the definition of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the Americans With Disabilities Act are identified, evaluated, and provided with appropriate educational services. Due process rights of disabled students and their parents will be enforced.

Inclusion.  Inclusion of minority and disabled students shall occur throughout the District’s programs.  In order to monitor compliance and progress, District, attendance center, and course enrollment data shall be collected on the basis of race, national origin, sex and disability.

Inquiries/Compliance Officer.  Inquiries regarding compliance with equal educational opportunities shall be directed to the District’s Director of Student Services who shall be the District’s compliance officer (515-457-5000).  Inquiries regarding compliance with equal educational opportunities for disabled students shall be directed to the District’s 504/ADA Coordinator who shall be appointed by the Board of Directors.

Date of Revision: December 10, 2018

Legal References: 216.9, 256.11, 280.3, 280.17, Code of Iowa; 281 I.A.C. 12.1(1), 12.2, 12.3(6), 12.5(8), 41.1; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 42 U.S.C. 2000c et seq.; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.; Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. 794; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. l40l et seq.; Americans With Disabilities Act 42 U.S.C. §12101, et. seq.; 34 C.F.R. Parts 100, 104 and 300


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