Notice of Non-Discrimination
Applicants for admission and employment, students, parents of elementary and secondary school students, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with USD 453 are hereby notified that this institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, marital status, gender orientation, veteran status, handicap, sex, or any other legally protected status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. As required by law, the district will provide equal access to district facilities and related benefits and services and will not discriminate against any group officially affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America or any other youth group designated in applicable federal law. Any person having inquiries concerning USD #453 compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, Age Discrimination Act, and the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act is directed to contact USD #453, 200 N 4th Street, (913) 684-1400. The Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Mike Roth, has been designated to coordinate the institution's efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, Age Discrimination Act, and the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act. Any person may also contact the Asst. Secretary for Civil rights, U.S. Department of Education, regarding the institution's compliance with the regulations implementing Title V), Title IX, Section 504, Age Discrimination Act, or the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act. The local Office for Civil Rights is located at 1010 Walnut Street, Suite 320, Kansas City, MO 64106; Phone (816) 268-0550 or 877-521-2172 (TTY); Email: OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov. Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. Section 12131 states: Public entity The term "public entity" mean a) any State or local government; b) any department, agency, special purpose district, or other instrumentality of a State or States or local government; and c) the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, and any commuter authority (as defined in section 24102(4) of title 49). Qualified individual with a disability The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable modifications to rules, policies, or practices, the removal of architectural, communication, or transportation barriers, or the provision of auxiliary aids and services, meets the essential eligibility requirements for the receipt of services or the participation in programs or activities provided by a public entity.