POLICY #4118
Norwich Free Academy (NFA) does not discriminate in employment and educational opportunities and promotes an educational environment free from harassment and discrimination. NFA provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups in accordance with federal law.
NFA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, marital status, nation origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, physical disability, present or past history of mental disability, intellectual disability, learning disability, or any other classification protected by applicable law. NFA will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals when required by law. NFA prohibits discrimination in employment, including, but not limited to, the following: hiring and promotion of personnel, job assignment, compensation, leaves of absence, fringe benefits, and contracts and professional agreements.
NFA does not discriminate in educational opportunities, programs and services. NFA does not discriminate against students based upon their race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, past/present history of mental disorder, and/or disability including in, but not limited to, the following areas: admissions; student assignment to schools and classes; in student discipline; in location and use of facilities; in educational offerings and materials; in financial assistance; in competitive athletics; and in school sponsored extracurricular activities.
NFA, through its Board of Trustees (Board) shall adopt and publish grievance procedures providing for prompt and equitable resolution of discrimination complaints concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX, and the Age Discrimination Act and may adopt additional complaint or grievance procedures for other types of civil rights complaints. As part of the procedures, the Board shall appoint and publish the names of the individual(s) to contact with any such complaints. The Board assigns to the Superintendent/Head of Schools the responsibility to monitor compliance with this policy.
Federal civil rights laws prohibit discrimination and/or retaliation against an individual because he/she has opposed any discriminatory act or practice or because that person has filed a charge, testified, assisted or participated in an investigation, proceeding or hearing. NFA shall not retaliate against any person for these types of protected activities, or coerce, intimidate, threaten or interfere with an individual for exercising the rights guaranteed under these federal laws.
Legal Reference
Federal Laws
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 701 et seq., 34 CFR § 104.1 etseq. Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 12131 et seq.,
28 CFR § 35.101 et seq.
Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq., 34 CFR § 106.1 et seq.
Title VI, Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d, et seq. Title VII, Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq.
Age Discrimination Act of 1975, 42 U.S.C. § 6101 et seq., 34 CFR § 110.1 et seq.
Guidelines on Discrimination Because of Sex, 29 CFR § 1604.1, et seq. Guidelines on Discrimination Because of Religion, 29 CFR § 1605.1 et seq.
Guidelines on Discrimination Because of National Origin, 29 CFR § 1606.1 et seq.
OCR Guidelines on Sexual Harassment, 62 Fed Reg. 12034 (March13, 1997) and 66 Fed. Reg. 5512 (January 19, 2001).
Connecticut General Statutes
46a-60 Discriminatory employment practices prohibited.
46a-75 Discrimination in educational and vocational programs prohibited. 10-15c Discrimination in public schools prohibited. School attendance by
five year olds.
10-153 Discrimination on account of marital status. Public Act 11-55 An Act Concerning Discrimination.
Policy adopted: December 10, 1991
Revised:             May 22, 2007; September 15, 2015
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