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Policies and Regulations

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

PERSONNEL

Equal Employment Opportunity, Non-discrimination, and Compliance Officers

  1. Purpose

    The School Board is committed to maintaining an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Employees are expected to conduct themselves in a manner built on mutual respect, to understand and appreciate differences, and to treat all persons fairly and with respect and courtesy. The School Board directs the Superintendent to take prompt and appropriate action to investigate and resolve all complaints made under this Policy and to publish and provide training regarding this Policy and any supporting regulations.

  2. Equal Employment Opportunity

    The School Board is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring and retaining qualified individuals. Accordingly, all recruiting, hiring and promoting for all job classifications, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, all employment actions or conditions of employment are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, and genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law or regulation except where such categories are bona fide occupational qualifications.

  3. Employee Compliance

    School Board employees will comply with this Policy and with any regulations promulgated by the Superintendent to ensure that this Policy of non-discrimination and anti-harassment is implemented. The Superintendent is directed to take appropriate actions with regard to any employee who fails to comply with this Policy and supporting regulations including discipline up to and including dismissal from employment.

  4. Compliance Officers

    Any employee or applicant for employment who experiences or perceives discrimination and/or harassment under this Policy should report the complaint to the below listed designated contacts who handle compliance with this Policy.

    1. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act (race) and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex discrimination) regulations for personnel employment policies and practices – Chief Human Resources Officer, 2512 George Mason Drive, Building 6 Room 122, Municipal Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456, telephone (757) 263-1133, facsimile (757) 263-1081.
    2. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act (race) and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex discrimination) regulations for student programs – Director of the Office of Student Leadership, Laskin Road Annex, 1413 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451, telephone (757) 263-2020, facsimile (757) 263-2022.
    3. Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974-(disability discrimination) for personnel – Chief Human Resources Officer, 2512 George Mason Drive, Building 6 Room 122, Municipal Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456, telephone (757) 263-1133, facsimile (757) 263-1081.
    4. Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Individuals with Disabilities Act (disability discrimination) for students – Director of Guidance Services and Student Records, Plaza Annex, 641 Carriage Hill Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452, (757) 263-1980, facsimile (757) 493-5437 or Director of the Office of Programs for Exceptional Children, Laskin Road Annex, 1413 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451, telephone (757) 263-2400, facsimile (757) 263-2067.

Complaints may also be filed directly with the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights at the address below:

United States Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg.
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100

Telephone: 800-421-3481
FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: OCR@ed.gov

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
Amended by School Board: August 18, 2015