A district school board shall designate one or more civil rights coordinators for the school district. A civil rights coordinator may be an employee of the school district or the school district may enter into a contract with an education service district for the services of a civil rights coordinator. A civil rights coordinator, at a minimum, shall: Monitor, coordinate and oversee school district compliance with state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination in public education; Oversee investigations of complaints alleging discrimination in public education and ensure that the investigations are resolved; Provide guidance to school and school district personnel on civil rights issues in the school district, respond to questions and concerns about civil rights in the school district and coordinate efforts to prevent civil rights violations from occurring in the school district; Satisfy any training requirements prescribed by the State Board of Education by rule; and Comply with any rules adopted by the State Board of Education for the purpose of implementing this paragraph.
Sauvie Island School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, disability, marital or parental status, or sex in providing education or access to benefits of education services, activities and programs in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and Title 11 of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the SIS Director at 503-621-3426. Persons having questions about or requests for special needs and accommodation also should contact 503-621-3426. Persons having concerns or complaints about Title IX should contact the Title IX Coordinator at 503-621-3426. Federal civil rights laws prohibit discrimination against an individual because he/she has opposed any discriminatory act or practice or because that person has filed a charge, testified, assisted or participated in an investigation, proceeding or hearing.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), a federal civil rights law, states: “No otherwise qualified individual with disabilities in the United States… shall solely by reason of his/her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” Additionally, public school districts are government entities covered by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), a federal civil rights law. In 2008, Congress passed the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), which resulted in changes to aspects of Section 504 and the ADA, particularly the determination of who is considered “disabled” under Section 504 and the ADA.