Adopted: November 4, 2013
Revised and Approved: August 7, 2023
[Note: School districts are required by statute to have a policy addressing these issues.]
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that equal educational opportunity is provided for all students of the school district.
II. GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY
A. The policy of the school district is to provide equal educational opportunity for all students. The school district does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, marital status, parental status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, or age. The school district also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled students.
B. The school district prohibits the harassment of any individual for any of the categories listed above. For information about the types of conduct that constitute violation of the school district’s policy on harassment and violence and the school district’s procedures for addressing such complaints, refer to the school district’s policy on harassment and violence.
C. This policy applies to all areas of education including academics, coursework, co curricular and extracurricular activities, or other rights or privileges of enrollment.
D. Every school district employee shall be responsible for complying with this policy conscientiously.
E. The school district shall provide equal opportunity for members of each sex and to members of all races and ethnicities to participate in its athletic program. In determining whether equal opportunity to participate in athletic programs is available for the purposes of this law, at least the following factors shall be considered to the extent that they are applicable to a given situation: whether the opportunity for males and females to participate in the athletic program reflects the demonstrated interest in athletics of the males and females in the student body of the educational institution; whether the opportunity for members of all races and ethnicities to participate in the athletic program reflects the demonstrated interest in athletics of members of all races and ethnicities in the student body of the educational institution; whether the variety and selection of sports and levels of competition effectively accommodate the demonstrated interests of members of each sex; whether the variety and selection of sports and levels of competition effectively accommodate the demonstrated interests of members of all races and ethnicities; the provision of equipment and supplies; scheduling of games and practice times; assignment of coaches; provision of locker rooms; practice and competitive facilities; and the provision of necessary funds for teams of one sex.
- Minn. Stat. § 121A.03, Subd. 2 (Sexual, Religious, and Racial Harassment and Violence Policy)
- Minn. Stat. § 121A.04 (Athletic Programs; Sex Discrimination)
- Minn. Stat. Ch. 363A (Minnesota Human Rights Act)
- 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972) 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq. (Americans with Disabilities Act)
- MSBA/MASA Model Policy 402 (Disability Nondiscrimination)
- MSBA/MASA Model Policy 413 (Harassment and Violence)
- MSBA/MASA Model Policy 521 (Student Disability Nondiscrimination)
- MSBA/MASA Model Policy 522 (Student Sex Nondiscrimination)