603.4 - Multicultural / Gender Fair Education

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    Students will have an equal opportunity for a quality education without discrimination, regardless of their race, creed, religion, socioeconomic status, color, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

    The education program is free of discrimination and provides equal opportunity for the students.  The education program will foster knowledge of and respect and appreciation for the historical and contemporary contributions of diverse cultural groups, as well as men and women, to society.  Special emphasis is placed on Asian-Americans, African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, American Indians, European Americans, and persons with disabilities.  It will also reflect the wide variety of roles open to both men and women and provide equal opportunity to both sexes.

    Legal Reference:                   Iowa Code §§ 216.9; 256.11 (2009).

                                                  281 I.A.C. 12.5(8).

    Cross Reference:                   102  Equal Educational Opportunity

                                                  600  Goals and Objectives of the Education Program

    Approved:    08/16/2007

    Reviewed:    07/19/2007, 06/17/2010, 10/16/2014, 08/15/2019

    Revised:      05/21/2015