Section 7 - Students
EquityPolicy 7:10Equal Educational Opportunities
Equal educational and extracurricular opportunities shall be available for all students without regard to
color, race, nationality, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability,
gender identity, status of being homeless, immigration status, order of protection status, actual or
potential marital or parental status, including pregnancy. Further, the District will not knowingly enter
into agreements with any entity or any individual that discriminates against students on the basis of sex
or any other protected status, except that the District remains viewpoint neutral when granting access
to school facilities under School Board policy 8:20, Community Use of School Facilities. Any student
may file a discrimination grievance by using Board policy 2:260, Uniform Grievance Procedure.
No student shall, based on sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity be denied equal access to
programs, activities, services, or benefits or be limited in the exercise of any right, privilege, advantage,
or denied equal access to educational and extracurricular programs and activities.
Any student may file a sex equity complaint by using Board policy 2:260, Uniform Grievance
Procedure. A student may appeal the Board’s resolution of the complaint to the Regional
Superintendent (pursuant to 105 ILCS 5/3-10) and, thereafter, to the State Superintendent of Education
(pursuant to 105 ILCS 5/2-3.8).
The Superintendent shall appoint a Nondiscrimination Coordinator, who also serves as the District’s
Title IX Coordinator. The Superintendent and Building Principal shall use reasonable measures to
inform staff members and students of this policy and related grievance procedures.
20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; 34 C.F.R.
29 U.S.C. §791 et seq., Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
42 U.S.C. §11431 et seq., McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
Good News Club v. Milford Central Sch., 533 U.S. 98 (2001).
Ill. Constitution, Art. I, §18.
105 ILCS 5/3.25b, 5/3.25d(b), 5/10-20.12, 5/10-20.60 (P.A.s 100-29 and 100-163,
final citations pending), 5/10-22.5, and 5/27-1.
775 ILCS 5/1-101 et seq., Illinois Human Rights Act.
775 ILCS 35/5, Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
23 Ill.Admin.Code §1.240 and Part 200.
2:260 (Uniform Grievance Procedure), 2:265 (Title IX Sexual Harassment
Grievance Procedure), 6:65 (Student Social and Emotional Development), 7:20
(Harassment of Students Prohibited), 7:50 (School Admissions and Student
Transfers To and From Non-District Schools), 7:60 (Residence), 7:130 (Student
Rights and Responsibilities), 7:160 (Student Appearance), 7:165 (Student
Uniforms), 7:180 (Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and
Harassment), 7:185 (Teen Dating Violence Prohibited), 7:250 (Student Support
Services), 7:330 (Student Use of Buildings - Equal Access), 7:340 (Student
Records), 8:20 (Community Use of School Facilities)
November 30, 2020