Notice of Non-Discrimination

The Shawnee Mission School District is strongly committed to maintaining an educational environment and workplace that is free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs, services, activities, and facilities.  The District will provide equal opportunity in all areas of education, recruiting, hiring, retention, promotion, and contracted service.  The District strictly prohibits discrimination and harassment against students, employees, or others on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, or any statutorily prohibited basis.  Any form of discrimination or harassment toward any person associated with the District, regardless of where the conduct occurs, is a violation of Board policy.  The District also strictly prohibits retaliatory actions against those who engage in protected activities.

The District’s non-discrimination policy (Policy AC) can be found on its website: https://www.smsd.org/about/board-of-education

The following people are designated to jointly serve as the District’s Compliance Coordinator.  Questions about filing a complaint or the grievance process, and reports or questions about discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, may be directed to the Compliance Coordinator.

Dr. John McKinney
Director of Student and Family Services
8200 W. 71st Street
Shawnee Mission, KS 66204
(913) 993-6200
johnmckinney@smsd.org

 

Rachel England
General Counsel
8200 W. 71st Street
Shawnee Mission, KS 66204
(913) 993-6200
rachelengland@smsd.org

All employees are required to immediately report any conduct that could constitute discrimination, harassment, or retaliation to the Compliance Coordinator.

All students, parents, visitors, community members, contractors, and others must immediately report any conduct that could constitute discrimination, harassment, or retaliation to the Compliance Coordinator, or to any District employee with whom they are comfortable discussing the conduct.

Inquiries or reports of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation also may be made to:

U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Phone: 816-268-0550
Fax: 816-268-0559
TTY: 800-877-8339
E-mail: OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Phone: 800-669-4000
TTY: 800-669-6820
E-mail: info@eeoc.gov

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
Phone: 866-632-9992
Fax: 202-690-7442
TTY: 800-877-8339
E-mail: CR-INFO@ascr.usda.gov

U.S. Department of Justice
Phone: 877-292-3804
Fax: 202-514-8337
TTY: 202-514-0716
E-mail:  AskDOJ@usdoj.gov

Kansas Human Rights Commission (KHRC)
Phone: 785-296-3206
Fax: 785-296-0589
TTY: 785-296-0245
Email: khrc@ks.gov