The Dignity Act

A Resource and Promising Practices Guide for School Administrators & Faculty


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APPENDIX B: Federal Law Requiring Nondiscrimination Policies

Federal Law Requiring Nondiscrimination Policies

A school’s obligations under the Dignity Act do not change its obligations to adopt nondiscrimination policies required under federal law (Titles II, VI, IX and Section 504).

For guidance on federal nondiscrimination policy, see the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights at: is t/ocr/poloverview.htmlExternal link icon

The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights recommends the following language:

The (Name of School or District) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. (16) The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Name and/or Title; Address; Telephone

It is the policy of the ________ to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, age, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender  (sex), military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, except as permitted by law, predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation.

This policy is in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Section 503 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1974, Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Civil Rights Act of 1991, New York State and City Human Rights Laws and Provisions of Non-Discrimination in Collective Bargaining Agreements of the _________.

NOTIFICATION OF NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY postings should be conspicuously displayed in universal areas throughout all _______ sites, in appropriate languages.

Postings are designed to inform employees, persons in parental relation, students, and applicants for employment of the Department's policy on Non-Discrimination.

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Last Updated: March 11, 2014