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Nondiscrimination

File: AC

The Lake Washington School District shall provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the District’s academic, activities, or employment programs without discrimination. 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, gender expression, gender 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 employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

    • Civil Rights Coordinator
      Director of Human Resources
      16250 NE 74th Street
      Redmond, WA 98052
      425-936-1266
      civilrights@lwsd.org
    • Title IX Coordinator
      Director of Student Services
      16250 NE 74th Street
      Redmond, WA 98052
      425-936-1289
      titleix@lwsd.org
    • Section 504/ADA Coordinator
      Director of Special Services
      16250 NE 74th Street
      Redmond, WA 98052
      425-936-1407
      section504@lwsd.org

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, gender expression, gender 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 employees have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:

    • Civil Rights Coordinator
      Director of Human Resources
      16250 NE 74th Street
      Redmond, WA 98052
      425-936-1266
      civilrights@lwsd.org
    • Title IX Coordinator
      Director of Student Services
      16250 NE 74th Street
      Redmond, WA 98052
      425-936-1289
      titleix@lwsd.org
    • Section 504/ADA Coordinator
      Director of Special Services
      16250 NE 74th Street
      Redmond, WA 98052
      425-936-1407
      section504@lwsd.org

Complaint Procedure

The procedure for a discrimination complaint is set forth in Policy AC-R. Any student or staff member who experiences a violation of this policy should follow the complaint procedure in AC-R. Any student or staff member who witnesses or reports an allegation of sexual harassment should follow the procedures in ACC-R or JFDA-R.

Dissemination

Dissemination of this policy and associated procedure shall occur on an annual basis.

Policy Review

The district will review the policy internally on an annual basis.

Adopted:

10/16/72

Revised:
05/20/74
06/9/86
05/07/90
10/04/93
09/30/10
05/16/11
06/14/16
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, Articles VII, XIII
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.:
AC-R, Discrimination Complaint Process
ACAB, Conflicting Obligations to Disabled Persons
ACC, Sexual Harassment of Staff
EFB, Free and Reduced Price Food Services
GBA, Equal Employment Opportunity
JB, Equal Educational Opportunities
JFDA, Sexual Harassment of Students
A diverse group of students working cooperatively together

Foundations and Basic Commitments (Reference Code A)

General School Administration (Reference Code C)

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Policies about the school district management, the administrative structure and school building and department administration. Here, you will find the personnel policies that pertain to one the superintendent. See the Personnel section below for all other personnel policies.

Fiscal Management (Reference Code D)

Support Services (Reference Code E)

Facilities Development (Reference Code F)

Personnel (Reference Code G)

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Negotiations (Reference Code H)

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Instruction (Reference Code I)

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Students (Reference Code J)

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School-Community Relations (Reference Code K)

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Education Agency Relations (Reference Code L)