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Equity-Related Policies

It is the policy of the Ames Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, political ideology, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices.

Policy 102 – Equal Educational Opportunity

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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.

Board Policy 106 – Discrimination and Harassment Based on Sex Prohibited

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The Ames Community School District is committed to providing all students, employees, and volunteers with a safe and civil school environment in which all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect. Bullying and/or harassing behavior can seriously disrupt the ability of school employees to maintain a safe and civil environment, and the ability of students to learn and succeed.

According to Iowa Safe Schools and the Department of Education:

Bullying/harassment is “Any electronic, written, verbal, or physical act or conduct toward a student based on the individual’s actual or perceived age, color, creed, national origin, race, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, political belief, socio-economic status, or familial status, and which creates an objectively hostile school environment that meets one or more of the following conditions:

  1. Places the student in reasonable fear of harm to the person or their property
  2. Has substantial detrimental effect on the student’s physical or mental health
  3. Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s academic performance
  4. Has the effect of substantially interfering with the student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by a school”

Bullying and/or harassment of or by students, employees, and volunteers is against federal, state, and local policy and is not tolerated by the Board.

Policy 104 – Anti-Bullying/Harassment

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