The Wilkes County Board of Education takes seriously all complaints of discrimination. Students and parents are encouraged to submit any complaints of discrimination on any prohibited basis (except sexual harassment) through the grievance procedure established in Board of Education policy 1740/4010. The complaint procedure for sexual harassment is established separately in policy 1745.
Legal References: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq., 34 C.F.R. pt. 100; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq.; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq., 34 C.F.R. pt. 106; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's "Final Amended Guidelines on Discrimination Because of Sex"; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 621 et seq.; The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. 706(8), 794, 34 C.F.R. pt. 104; The Americans With Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. 12134, 28 C.F.R. pt. 35; Office of Civil Rights, Sexual Harassment Guidance: Harassment of Students by School Employees, Students or Third Parties, 62 Fed. Reg. 12,034 (1997); Office of Civil Rights, Racial Incidents and Harassment Against Students at Educational Institutions; Investigative Guidance, 59 Fed. Reg. 11,448 (1994); G.S. 126-16
Cross References: Student and Parent Grievance Procedure (Policy 1740/4010), Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedure for Students (Policy 1745)
Adopted: January 9, 2006