EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
No person shall, on the basis of sex, race, handicap, religion or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any other program or activity operated by Tishomingo County School District LEGAL REF: Mississippi Code 37-15-35 and 1972 Educational Amendments, Title IX; 45 CFR Part 86; 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title VI, 1973 Rehabilitation Act, Section 503 & 504; 45 CFR Part 84. School Board policies follow federal laws related to nondiscriminatory practices in the operation of the schools, as pursuant to standard 3-1, Requirement #5. LEGAL REF: Standard 3-1, Requirement #5, Bulletin 171, Volume 11(1992).
Every pupil of the district will have equal educational opportunities regardless of race, color, creed, sex, handicap, religion or marital status. No student shall be excluded on such basis from participating in or having access to any course offerings, athletics, counseling, employment assistance, and extra-curricular activities.
As provided under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, no person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
This school district affirms employee protection provided under Title VII, and therefore “shall not tolerate verbal or physical conduct by any employee, male or female, which harasses, disrupts, or interferes with another’s work performance or which creates an intimidating, offensive, or hostile environment.”
Further, this school district prohibits sexual harassment of or by any student. This policy applies to conduct during and relating to school and school-sponsored activities. Sexual harassment is inappropriate behavior and offensive. Any student who engages in the sexual harassment of anyone in the school setting may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.
EQUIVALENCE AMONG SCHOOLS
The Tishomingo County Special Municipal Separate School District offers a diversified educational program compatible with the needs of the community and standards of the state. The overall organizational plan of the district will be designed to facilitate the philosophy of educating every child, each to his or her fullest capacity, and to provide high quality schoolwork and experiences for all students.
TITLE IX COORDINATOR
Mr. Jackie Beals