Human Dignity and Diversity/Title IX Compliance
HUMAN DIGNITY AND DIVERSITY
- The Board of Education recognizes the diverse character of the Villages of Oak Park and River Forest and asserts that, in a society characterized by that diversity, it is important that persons in the school community understand both their own heritage and the heritage of others.
- Respect for the rights of others encourages understanding and interaction necessary to good citizenship. There shall be no discrimination against any individual because of race, religion, nationality, gender, disability, physical characteristics or sexual orientation.*
- Each individual shall be considered as unique with individual strengths, talents, skills, and shortcomings; shall have equal access to all school-related opportunities; shall be regarded in the same high esteem; and shall equally be encouraged to fulfill his or her potential as a human being. OPRFHS is committed to providing an inclusive education for all students where racial and economic predictability are eliminated in student achievement and success.
- Negative or discriminatory behavior in violation of this policy shall be challenged wherever it occurs and dealt with appropriately.
*Civil Rights are defined by local, state and federal laws. For purposes of this statement, "sexual orientation" is defined as the actual or perceived state of heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or gender expression.
Amended: November 19, 2009
TITLE IX COMPLIANCE
- Oak Park and River Forest High School intends to be in full compliance with all provisions of Title IX of the education amendments of 1972. Title IX requires all recipients of federal financial assistance not to discriminate on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities or in the recruitment and employment of personnel. District 200 School Board Policy 101A states: “No student or employee shall, on the basis of his or her gender, be denied equal access to courses of instruction, programs, activities, services, employment opportunity or employment benefits of Oak Park and River Forest High School District No. 200, subject to applicable state and federal laws and regulations.” Requests for additional information or written complaints regarding Title IX provisions should be directed to the Superintendent of Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200.