School Board Policy 102 -
Equal Educational Opportunity

Adopted:November 13, 1995
Revised: December 10, 2001
Revised: April 11, 2016
Revised: July 11, 2016
Revised: October 8, 2018

I. Purpose

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, marital status, parental status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation including gender identity and expression, or age. The school district also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled students.

B. The school district prohibits the harassment of any individual based on 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, and other rights or privileges of enrollment.

D. Every school district employee shall be responsible for complying with this policy.

E. Any student, parent or guardian having any questions regarding this policy should discuss it with the District Human Rights Officer or the Superintendent.

Legal References:
Minn. Stat. Ch. 363 (Minnesota Human Rights Act)
Minn. Stat. § 127.46 (Sexual, Religious, and Racial Harassment and Violence Policy)
42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq. (Americans with Disabilities Act)
20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972)

Cross References:
WBLASB Policy 402 (Disability Nondiscrimination)
WBLASB Policy 413 (Harassment and Violence)
WBLASB Policy 521 (Student Disability Nondiscrimination)
WBLASB Policy 522 (Student Sex Nondiscrimination)