JB: EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPORTUNITIES
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 or physical and intellectual differences.
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 anytown, or in obtaining the advantages, privileges and course of study of such public school onaccount of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, homeless status, or sexualorientation.
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.
Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972Executive Order 11246, as amended by E.O. 11375Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972M.G.L. 76:5; 76:16 (Chapter 622 of the Acts of 1971)BESE regulations 603 CMR 26:00BESE regulations 603 CMR 28.00
Lexington Public Schools, Lexington MA
Adopted by Lexington School Committee: July 2015