Policy #1.16.2-Equal Educational Opportunities




Extracurricular Activities Equal Access-EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

In recognition of the diversified characteristics and needs of our students and with the keen desire to be responsive to them, the School Committee will make every effort to protect the dignity of the students as individuals.  It also will offer careful consideration and sympathetic understanding of their personal feelings, particularly with reference to their race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or homelessness.


To accomplish this, the Committee and its staff will make every effort to comply with the letter and the spirit of the Massachusetts equal educational opportunities law which prohibits discrimination in public school admissions and programs.  The law reads as follows:


No child shall be excluded from or discriminated against in admission to a public school of any town, or in obtaining the advantages, privileges and course of study of such public school on account of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation,  disability or homelessness.


This will mean that every student will be given equal opportunity in school admission, admissions to courses, course content, guidance, and extracurricular and athletic activities.


All implementing provisions issued by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in compliance with this law will be followed.


First Reading: waived

Second Reading: November 21, 2017

Third Reading: December 5, 2017

Adopted: December 5, 2017




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