The Ames Community School District commits to equity and access that empowers every individual to reach their full personal and educational potential.
The purpose of the Equity Office is to help Ames Community School District (ACSD) cultivate a welcoming, safe, inclusive, and equitable school community. The overall goal of the Equity Office is to help lead the District efforts to cultivate our schools into an equitable institution by identifying, addressing, and eliminating the barriers that create (in)equities in learning for all students.
ACSD is committed to a school system that supports educational excellence regardless of ethnicity, race, color, national origin, age, different abilities, religion, marital or parental status, political affiliations or beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Equitable academic programs and services that respond to the needs of a diverse student population and prepare all students for an ever changing global community are important. ACSD believes the work of educational equity can be accomplished through the lens of critical consciousness and that equity must be the plate we eat on. Critical consciousness is the ability to recognize and analyze systems of inequality and the commitment to take action against these systems and should be embedded in every aspect of our school system.
In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, the Ames Community School District prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment as defined by the regulations implementing Title IX against any individual participating in any education program or activity of the District. This prohibition on discrimination applies to and protects students, employees, and applicants for employment.
Spanish: Policy 106 – Discrimination and Harassment Based on Sex Prohibited
Chinese: Policy 106 – Discrimination and Harassment Based on Sex Prohibited
Arabic: Policy 106 – Discrimination and Harassment Based on Sex Prohibited
Dr. Anthony Jones
Director of Equity
Ames Community School
2005 24th St.
Ames, IA 50010