Notice of Non-Discrimination

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION Shawnee Mission Unified School District No. 512 believes in the principle and practice of equal opportunity under the law. Neither the board of education nor any employee of this school district shall illegally discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, disability, or any other statutorily prohibited basis. All policies and regulations of the board of education shall be enforced in compliance with this policy.

As a means of assuring equal employment opportunity in this school district, the board of education has adopted an Affirmative Action Plan.The board fully supports the provisions and requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. S 1681 et seq., prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. The board further supports the provision of S 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 20 U.S.C. S 706 (P.L.93- 112), concerning treatment of disabled persons; and the provisions of the Education of the Handicapped Act, 20 U.S.C. S 1401 et seq. (P.L.94-142), concerning education of disabled children.

The board fully supports the provisions and requirements of Title II Subtitle A of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-336) which protects qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination in the services, programs, or activities, including employment practices of Shawnee Mission Unified School District No. 512. This section of Title II also requires that qualified individuals with disabilities not be excluded from participating in or receiving the benefits of programs or activities provided by the school district.

The district also fully supports and complies with the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act of 2001, 20 U.S.C. Section 7905, 34 C.F.R. Part 108. The district does not discriminate in the admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person believing that they have been discriminated against on the basis of disability should contact the district for a copy of their rights. Additionally, such persons may immediately contact the Deputy Superintendent, Dr. Kenny Southwick, at 8200 W. 71st St., Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66204; telephone number 913-993-6200.

The district is also committed to providing an environment free from harassment based on gender, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, and age. Concerned persons may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, 1010, Walnut St., Ste. 320, Kansas City, MO 64106; Phone: 816.268.0550 or 877.521-2172 (TTY); and email: OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov.