NON- DISCRIMINATION POLICY
The Miami Valley Career Technology Center affirms that equal opportunities are offered without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicap, marital status, or veteran status. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity conducted under its auspices. This shall extend to employees therein and to admission thereto. Inquiries concerning the application of this policy may be referred to the superintendent or designated coordinators. This policy shall prevail in all Board policies concerning school employees and students. The designated coordinators are (covering Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504): for students - Pupil Personnel Director, Guidance Office West Building MVCTC campus, telephone 854-6258; for staff - Personnel Director, Personnel Office West Building MVCTC campus, telephone 854-6271.
TITLE IX AND SECTION 504 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES
Alleged Discrimination Grievance Procedure In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Civil Right (OCR) Guidelines, any student/professional staff, e.g., teachers, counselors, or supervisors who believe that the Miami Valley Career Technology Center School District or any school official has inadequately applied the principles and/or regulations of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race, color, national origin), Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972 (sex/gender), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (disability, e.g., Special Education and Orthopedic), or the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, 20, U.S.C. Et. seq., which prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in educational programs receiving financial assistance, she/he may file a complaint which shall be referred to as a formal grievance.
It is recommended that the grievant attempt to solve the alleged discrimination complaint informally at the Principal/Supervisor level within five (5) days of the date the incident occurred. However, if the alleged discrimination complaint cannot be solved informally, the following formal procedure shall be followed.
An alleged formal discrimination grievance complaint should first be made to the principal or immediate supervisor within ten school days of date incident occurred. This complaint is to state the date, time, place, and people involved. It can be made verbally or in writing.
If not resolved at Step 1, the decision may be appealed to the district's Title IX and or Section 504 Coordinator within five school days.
TITLE IX/Section 504 Coordinators
Students: Student Services Director
6800 Hoke Road
Clayton, OH 45315
Employees: Personnel Director
6800 Hoke Road
Clayton, OH 45315
If not resolved at Step 2, the decision may be appealed to the MVCTC Superintendent who functions as the final mediator at the local level.
If not resolved at Step 3, the decision may be appealed by the complainant to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 55 Erieview Plaza, Room 300, Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1816.
NOTE: Parents/guardians do not have to be present at the informal complaint meeting with the principal/supervisor. However, parent(s) and/or guardian(s) must be present for youths under age 18 at all levels of the formal alleged discrimination process.