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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 4-4

PERSONNEL

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Race, Color, Sex, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Marital Status, Age, Disability, National Origin, Ethnicity or Religion

  1. Generally

    The School Board is of the general view that:

    1. Discrimination against a qualified person on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy and childbirth, marital status, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity or religion is unfair; and
    2. To the extent reasonably possible all employees should be in the mainstream of life in a school community.
  2. Applications

    Under the body of law cited in the legal reference of this Policy and implementing regulations thereto a school division receiving federal funds:

    1. May not discriminate against qualified persons in any aspect of School Division employment on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy and childbirth, marital status, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity or religion.
    2. Must make facilities accessible and usable to all employees.
    3. Must provide all employees with the same health, welfare and other social services.
  3. Employee Compliance

    School Board employees will comply with the preceding requirements of the law and with any regulations approved by the School Board to ensure this Policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy and childbirth, marital status, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity or religion.

  4. Compliance Officers

    The Superintendent will designate individuals to act as the School Division's compliance officers. The administrators who have been appointed to serve as compliance officers for Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 are listed in School Board Regulation 2-33.1.

Editor's Note

Continuing Resolution in Support of a Safe and Inclusive Environment for all Students and Employees and a more inclusive Virginia Human Rights Act adopted by the School Board on 11/19/13 directs that School Board Policies 4-4 and 5-7 incorporate this Resolution by reference to note the School Board’s concerns about its lack of authority to officially adopt policy or regulation that prohibits discriminatory and harassing conduct based upon sexual orientation and gender identity.

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. §12101, et seq., as amended.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §§1681-88, as amended. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. §794, 34 C.F.R. Section 104.7 (a) and (b) , as amended.

Virginia Human Rights Act, Virginia Code § 2.7-3900, as amended.

Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, P.L. 95-555, 92 Stat: 2076, as amended.

Equal Pay Act of 1963, 29 U.S.C. §201 et seq., as amended.

Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), P.L. 88-352, as amended.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1976, P.L. 90-202, U.S.C. §621 et seq., as amended.

Adopted by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: June 8, 2004
Amended by School Board: November 19, 2013