File AC: Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action



M.S.A.D. No. 75 does not discriminate on the basis of sex or other protected categories in its education programs and activities, as required by federal and State Laws/regulations.

Discrimination against and harassment of school employees because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability, or genetic information are prohibited.

Discrimination against and harassment of students because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ancestry or national origin, or disability are prohibited.

The Board directors the school administration to implement a continuing program designed to prevent discrimination against all applicants, employees, students and other individuals having access rights to school premises and activities.

M.S.A.D. No. 75 has designated and authorized the Human Resources Director as the Human Resources Director/Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator. This individual will be responsible for ensuring compliance with all federal and state requirements relating to nondiscrimination, including sexual harassment. The Human Resources Director/Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator is an employee with direct access to the Superintendent.

M.S.A.D. No. 75 has implemented complaint procedures for resolving complaints of discrimination/harassment and sexual harassment under this policy. The District provides required notice of these complaint procoedures and how they can be accessed, as well as the school unit’s compliance with federal and State civil rights laws and regulations to all applicants for employment, employees, students, parents and other interested parties.

Inquiries and/or grievances concerning this policy should be directed to the following:

Human Resources Director/Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator M.S.A.D. No. 75
50 Republic Avenue
Topsham, Maine 04086
Phone: 207-729-9961

Maine Human Rights Commission
51 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04330
Phone: 207-624-6290

U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02109-3921
Phone: 617-289-0111

Legal Reference:
    Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972 (P.L. 92-261), amending Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §2000 (e) (et seq.)
    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq.); 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX regulations)
    Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §2000d)
    Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 19067 (29 U.S.C. §621 et seq.)
    Equal Pay Act of 1963 (29 U.S.C. § 206)
    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) (29 U.S.C. § 794 et seq.), as amended
    Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq.), as amended
    Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (42 U.S.C. § 2000ff et seq.)
    Maine Human Rights Act (5 MRSA § 4551 et seq.), as amended

Cross Reference:
  1. M.S.A.D. No. 75 Affirmative Action Plan
  2. ACAA – Harassment and Sexual Harassment of Students
  3. ACAA-R – Student Discrimination/Harassment and Title IX Sexual
  4. Harassment Complaint Procedures
  5. ACAB – Harassment and Sexual Harassment of School Employees
  6. ACAB-R – Employee Discrimination/Harassment and Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedures
 FIRST READING:  No dates on current AC
 SECOND READING:  No dates on current AC
 ADOPTION:  No dates on current AC
 FIRST READING OF REVISIONS:  October 8, 2020
 SECOND READING OF REVISIONS:  October 22, 2020
 ADOPTION OF REVISIONS:  October 22, 2020


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