District 129 is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in its education programs and activities and employment. The District complies with all laws and applicable regulations that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation by and in the District, including the following:
1. Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act
2. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
3. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
4. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.
5. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq.
6. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
7. The State Officials and Employees Ethics Act
8. The Illinois Human Rights Act
9. Sections 10-22.5, 27-1, and 20.60 of the School Code and 23 Illinois Administrative Code Part 200
10. Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act, 820 ILCS 108/
11. Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003, 820 ILCS 112/
12. Illinois Genetic Information Privacy Act (GINA), 410 ILCS 513/ and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000ff et seq.
13. Employee Credit Privacy Act, 820 ILCS 70/
The District will use the grievance procedures in Board of Education Policies 2:260 (Uniform Grievance Procedure) and 2:265 (Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure) to process complaints based on alleged violations of law or Board policy.
No student, parent/guardian, employee, or other member of the District community will be subjected to retaliation as prohibited under any law or Board policy, including those laws identified above. Retaliation is an adverse act imposed because a person has asserted a right or participated in a process involving the assertion of a right, including reporting a violation of law or Board policy or participating in the grievance processes used to process complaints based on alleged violations of law or Board policy.
More information on the Board policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation can be found in Board policy, including, for example, Board policies 5:10 (Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment), 5:20 (Workplace Harassment Prohibited), 7:10 (Equal Educational Opportunities), 7:20 (Harassment of Students Prohibited); 7:180 (Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment) More information about how to report discrimination, harassment, or retaliation can be found in Board policies 2:260 (Uniform Grievance Procedure) and 2:265 (Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure). The Board’s policy handbook is available online.
The following Provisional Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure— Administrative Procedure will be used for all reports or complaints of “Title IX Sexual Harassment,” as that term is defined in the Provisional Procedure until the Board’s adoption of Policy 2:265:
All other reports and complaints of discrimination, harassment, retaliation or other violations of law or Board policy will be processed using Board policy 2:260 (Uniform Grievance Procedure).
The linked training materials have been used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process.