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Nondiscrimination
File: AC

The Lake Washington School District shall not discriminate in its educational programs or employment procedures. Annual and continuous notices of non-discrimination shall be published in compliance with law.

CONTINUOUS NONDISCRIMINATION NOTIFICATION

The Lake Washington School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, gender, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran, military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:

Director of Human Resources
16250 NE 74th Street
Redmond Washington, 98052
(425) 936-1266

ANNUAL NONDISCRIMINATION NOTIFICATION

The Lake Washington School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, gender, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran, military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The Lake Washington School District offers classes in career and technical education program areas under a non-discriminatory policy. Specifically, the Lake Washington School District offers classes to students based on educational criteria in programs like Auto Tech, Family Consumer Science, etc., through an enrollment process that is free from discrimination. For more information about the application process and particular course offerings, contact the Career & Technology office at (425) 936-1387. English language proficiency is not a consideration in the offering of classes or the participation requirements for career and technical education classes. This notification can be provided in the appropriate language for communities of national origin by contacting our Communications Department at (425) 936-1300. The following has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:

Director of Human Resources
16250 NE 74th Street
Redmond Washington, 98052
(425) 936-1266

Complaint Procedure

Any student or staff member who experiences a violation of this policy should follow the complaint procedure below:

Informal Process

If any employee or student feels that he/she has been subject to any form of discrimination identified above, he/she is encouraged to bring their complaint and concerns to the immediate attention of their building principal or supervisor. If the problem is not addressed at the building level, the individual should bring the complaint to 1) the Director of Human Resources for matters pertaining to employees; or 2) the Director of School Support for matters pertaining to students; or 3) the Director of Special Education for matters pertaining to a student’s disability or participation in a Section 504 plan.

Formal Process

Whether or not an informal process has been initiated, employees and students may file a formal written and signed complaint concerning this nondiscrimination policy with the applicable individual as designated above. A complaint shall mean a charge alleging specific acts, conditions, or circumstances which are in violation of nondiscrimination laws.


Adopted:
10/16/72

Revised:
5/20/74
6/9/86
5/7/90
10/4/93
9/30/10
5/16/11

LEGAL REFS.:
RCW 28A.400.310
RCW 28A.640
RCW 28A.642
RCW 49.60.030
WAC 392-400-215
WAC 392-190
WAC 392-200

CONTRACT REFS.:
Lake Washington Education Association Agreement, Article 10
School District Trades Bargaining Council Agreement, Nondiscrimination
Public, Professional and Office-Clerical Employees and Drivers, Local Union No. 763 (Representing the Food Services Employees)
Lake Washington Association of Educational Office Personnel/CPEA-WEA-NEA
Lake Washington Instructional Assistants Represented by Service Employees International Union, Local #6

CROSS REFS.:
EFB, Free and Reduced Price Food Services
GBA, Equal Employment Opportunity
JB, Equal Educational Opportunities

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