NEPN/NSBA Code: AC
NONDISCRIMINATION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
The MSAD #60 Board is committed to maintaining a workplace and learning environment that is free from illegal discrimination and harassment.
In accordance with applicable Federal and/or State laws and regulations, MSAD #60 prohibits discrimination against and harassment of employees, candidates for employment, students and others with rights to admission or access to school programs, activities or premises on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, ancestry or national origin, or disability.
As defined in Maine law and for the purpose of this policy, “sexual orientation” means a person's actual or perceived heterosexuality, bisexuality, homosexuality, or gender identity or expression. “Gender identity” means gender-related identity, appearance, mannerisms, or other gender-related characteristics of an individual, regardless of the individual's assigned sex at birth.
Further, in compliance with Federal law, MSAD #60 prohibits discrimination against school unit employees and candidates for employment on the basis of age, pregnancy, or genetic information.
The Board delegates to the Superintendent the responsibility for implementing this policy. The MSAD #60 Affirmative Action Plan will include designation of an Affirmative Action Officer who will be responsible for ensuring compliance with all Federal and State requirements related to nondiscrimination. The Affirmative Action Officer will be appointed by the Superintendent and will be a person with direct access to the Superintendent.
The Superintendent /Affirmative Action Officer shall be responsible for ensuring that notice of compliance with Federal and State civil rights laws is provided to all applicants for employment, employees, students, parents and others, as appropriate.
Legal Reference: Equal Employment Opportunities Act of 1972 (P.L. 92-261) amending
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. & 2000(e) et seq.)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.)
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (P.L. 88-352)
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (29 U.S.C. § 621 et seq.)
Equal Pay Act of 1963 (29 U.S.C. § 206)
Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 794 et seq.)
Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq.)
Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) (42 U.S.C. § 2000ff et seq.) 5 MRSA Ş 4551, et seq. (Maine Human Rights Act); 19301-19302
Cross Reference: Affirmative Action Plan
ACAA - Harassment and Sexual Harassment of Students
ACAB - Harassment and Sexual Harassment of School Employees
JICK - Bullying
Adopted: March 12, 1987
Revised: October 19, 2000
Revised: July 12, 2012
Revised: December 4, 2014
Revised: November 7, 2019