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Equal Opportunity/Nondiscrimination Notice

The School Board takes seriously its obligations to ensure that no student or employee suffers discrimination. In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law,  does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation (which includes transgender), genetic information, conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates.

Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees and members of the public.

Hanover School Board Policies:

Reporting Harassment/Discrimination
Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator, or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person’s verbal or written report. Such a report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the telephone number or electronic mail address, or by mail to the office address, listed for the Title IX Coordinator.  

Next Steps
Upon determining that incidents of unlawful discrimination or harassment are occurring in particular district settings or activities, the district will implement measures designed to remedy the problem in those areas or activities. Any student or employee who engages in unlawful discrimination or harassment will be disciplined according to applicable Board policies and the district will take reasonable action to restore lost educational or employment opportunities to the target(s). In cases involving potential criminal conduct, the district will determine whether appropriate law enforcement officials should be notified.

The investigation is closed after the decision maker issues a decision, unless either party appeals the decision within 10 days by making a written request to the decision maker detailing why the decision should be reconsidered in accordance with School Board Policy AC~R-2.

The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officer for the district:

Mark McPherson
17050 Peyton Hwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80928
719-683-2247 ext. 305
[email protected]

Title IX
Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in educational programs or activities that receive financial assistance.  Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment, which is defined as conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:

  • An employee of the District conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of the District on participation in unwelcome conduct;
  • Unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would determine to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the District’s education program or activity;
  • Sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking, as defined by applicable law.

Training Materials 2021-2022
Title IX

Outside agencies
Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex/gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with:
Denver Office for Civil Rights (OCR),
U.S. Department of Education,
1244 Speer Blvd., Suite 310,
Denver, CO 80204-3582.
Telephone: 303-844-5695.
Fax: 303-844-4303.
TTY: 303-844-3417.
Email: OCR Denver @ed.gov

Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with:
Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),
303 E. 17th Avenue, Suite 410,
Denver, CO 80203.
Telephone: 800-669-4000.
Fax: 303-866-1085.
TTY: 800-669-6820.
ASL Video Phone: 844-234-5122.
Website: https://publicportal.eeoc.gov/portal/

Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD),
1560 Broadway, Suite 825,
Denver, CO 80202.
Telephone: 303-894-2997. or 800-886-7675.
Fax: 303-894-7830.
Email: [email protected]