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LE MARS COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT’S NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

The Le Mars Community School District will not engage in any illegal discrimination on the basis of

race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, creed,

gender identity, disability, or marital status in its educational programs, activities or employment

policies and practices.

EQUITY & NON-DISCRIMINATION

It is the policy of the Le Mars Community School District to provide equal opportunity in its

provision of educational and auxiliary programs for students. The district will not engage in any

illegal discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual

orientation, gender identity, socio-economic status, creed, disability or marital status in its

educational programs, activities or employment policies and practices.

The board requires all persons, agencies, vendors, contractors, and any other persons or

organizations doing business with or performing services for the district to subscribe to this policy

and to all applicable federal and state laws or lawful regulations.

In addition to its policy and practice of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination, the board directs

that the district’s education program shall foster knowledge and appreciation for the historical and

contemporary contributions of diverse cultural groups as well as those of both women and

men. The curriculum will also reflect the diverse variety of occupational and societal roles open to

both women and men.

Questions or complaints alleging illegal discrimination on the basis of gender should be directed to

the district’s Title IX and Multicultural Gender Fair Coordinator, Mr. Neal Utesch, Associate High

School Principal, 921 3rd Ave. SW. Le Mars, IA 51031, 712-546-4153.

Questions or complaints alleging any other type of illegal discrimination should be directed to the

district’s Equity Coordinator, Mr. Steve Webner, Assistant Superintendent, 940 Lincoln St. SW, Le

Mars, IA 51031, 712-446-4155

Inquires or complaints may also be directed to the Iowa Civil Rights Commission in Des Moines,

IA, or to Region VII Office of Civil Rights, Education Division, Kansas City, Missouri.