Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination

Drummond Area School District

It is the policy of the Drummond Area School District that no person may be denied the benefits of, or be discriminated against in any curricular, extra-curricular, pupil service, recreational, or other program or activity based on traits of sex (including transgender status, change of sex, or gender identity), race, color, national origin, religion, creed, ancestry, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability, or any other characteristic protected by Federal or state civil rights laws. . This policy does not intend to prohibit the provision of special programs or services based on objective standards of individual need or performance to meet the needs of pupils, including gifted/talented, special education, school-age parents, bilingual, bicultural, at risk, and other special programs or programs designed to overcome the effects of past discrimination. This policy also prohibits discrimination as defined by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972(sex), Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race and national origin), and Section 504 (handicap) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

All District career and technical education opportunities will be offered to students on a nondiscriminatory basis.  Information regarding such program offerings and admission criteria is available upon request from the school counselor’s office.

Children of homeless individuals and unaccompanied homeless youth (youth not in the physical custody of a parent/guardian) residing in the District shall have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including comparable services, as provided to other children and youth who reside in the District.  Homeless children and youth shall not be required to attend separate schools or programs for homeless children and shall not be stigmatized by school personnel.

The District shall provide appropriate educational services or programs for students who have been identified as having a handicap or disability, regardless of the nature or severity of the handicap or disability.  The District shall also provide for the reasonable accommodation of a student’s sincerely held religious beliefs with regard to examinations and other academic requirements.  Requests for religious accommodations shall be made in writing and approved by the building principal.

The District encourages informal resolution of student discrimination complaints. A formal complaint resolution procedure is available. To address allegations of violations of this policy in the School District or to ask any questions concerning Section 118.13 Wisconsin Statutes, or Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, complaints or concerns should be directed to:

Drummond Area School District

Melissa Giesregen, District Administrator

Grady Radabaugh, K-12 Principal

PO Box 40

Drummond, WI  54832