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An important element of prevention and local solutions is the implementation of effective procedures for addressing civil rights complaints and grievances. Federal law requires that such procedures be established under Title IX, Section 504, the ADA and the Age Discrimination Act. Developing, publicizing and effectively implementing the procedures gives students and parents an avenue to address concerns at the local level.

Madison County School District strives to insure all stakeholders are treated equitably and have access to all educational resources found within our district. No person shall be denied equal access to employment, programs or activities provided by Madison County School District.

No person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, political or religious beliefs, national or ethnic origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity, or in any employment conditions or practices conducted by this School District, except as provided by law.

Madison County School District has developed procedures to formally file an Equity Complaint (Grievance) to provide stakeholders and students an avenue to secure, at the lowest administrative level, equitable solutions to claim(s) arising from a violation, misapplication, or misinterpretation of School Board Policies, Procedures or Administrative Directives, which may include discrimination or harassment, and to establish an orderly succession of procedures wherein these solutions may be pursued.