The Board is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to race, color, gender, religion, age, handicap, national origin, marital status, financial status, or membership in any professional organization. This policy will prevail in all matters concerning staff, students, educational programs and services, and persons with whom the Board does business.
Discrimination is any behavior that prevents individuals from achieving their full human potential. Discrimination involves treating persons as members of groups, rather than on the basis of individual capacities or merits.
In keeping with the Board's commitment and the requirements of law, the Board and staff will strive to remove any vestige of discrimination in employment, assignment, and promotion of personnel; in educational services and opportunities offered students; in location and use of facilities; and in educational materials.
The staff will establish and maintain an atmosphere, in which students can develop attitudes for effective, cooperative living, including:
respect for the individual
respect for socio-cultural differences
respect for the economic and political rights of others
understanding of basic human bonds
The Board and staff will, as appropriate, work with other institutions and agencies to improve human relations within the schools and in the community.