Notice of Nondiscrimination

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Applicants for admission or employment, students, parents of elementary and secondary school students, employees, sources of referral and applicants for employment, and all professional organizations that have entered into agreements with the Fort Zumwalt School District are hereby notified that the School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.  In addition, the School District provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. Information on additional prohibited behavior is outlined in Board of Education Policy AC.


Any person having inquiries concerning the Fort Zumwalt School District’s compliance with the laws and regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), the Age Discrimination Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) or the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, is directed to the respective Compliance Coordinator listed below, who oversees the School District’s efforts to comply with the laws and regulations implementing the laws and regulations cited above.   


The Fort Zumwalt School District has established grievance procedures for persons unable to resolve problems arising under the statutes above. The School District’s Compliance Coordinator will provide information regarding those procedures upon request.


Any person who is unable to resolve a problem or grievance arising under any of the laws and regulations cited above may also contact the Office for Civil Rights:


One Petticoat Lane

1010 Walnut Street, 3rd floor, Suite 320

Kansas City, MO 64106

Telephone: (816) 268-0550 

Facsimile: (816) 268-0559

Email: [email protected]

 

COMPLIANCE COORDINATORS

 Jeremy Moore, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services

Compliance Coordinator for Student Complaints

555 E. Terra Lane, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366

636-272-6620

 

Dr. Henry St. Pierre, Assistant Superintendent for Personnel

Compliance Coordinator for Staff Complaints

555 E. Terra Lane, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366

636-272-6620

 

Dr. Laura Smith, Assistant Superintendent for Special Services

Compliance Coordinator for 504 Complaints

555 E. Terra Lane, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366

636-272-6620


Public Notice: Sexual Harassment Under Title IX

The Fort Zumwalt School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities, including employment and admissions, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX). All forms of sex-based discrimination are prohibited in the district, but this policy focuses exclusively on sexual harassment as defined in Title IX that occurs within the education programs and activities of the district. However, the district will respond promptly to investigate and address any report or complaint of sexual harassment.


“Sexual Harassment under Title IX” is conduct on the basis of sex within the scope of the district’s education programs or activities (as defined in this policy) that satisfies one or more of the following:

1. An employee of the district conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit or service of the district on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct.

2. Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the district’s education program or activity; or

3. “Sexual Assault” as defined in 20 U.S.C. 1092(f)(6)(A), “dating violence” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291 (a)(10), “domestic violence” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(8) or “stalking” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(30).

See the “Definitions Applicable to this Policy” section at the end of this document for definitions of other terms applicable to this policy.


In creating this policy, the district does not relieve any person under the district’s jurisdiction from the consequences for violations of other policies and rules of the district meant to establish an environment conducive to teaching, learning, support services, work and the social and emotional well-being and development of the students entrusted to the district.


If a student alleges sexual misconduct on the part of any district employee to any person employed by the district, that person will immediately report the allegation to the Children’s Division (CD) of the Department of Social Services in accordance with state law and district policy. Moreover, nothing in the policy precludes the mandatory or voluntary reporting of any suspected criminal activity to the appropriate law enforcement agency at any time.


Reporting Sexual Harassment or Title IX Retaliation

Any person may report sexual harassment regardless of whether the person is the alleged victim (complainant). However, Board members and employees must immediately report to the Title IX coordinator any incident or behavior that could constitute sexual harassment or retaliation in accordance with this policy. Reports may be made at any time, including during non business hours, by using the telephone number, email address or office address listed below.


The Board authorizes the following individual(s) to serve as the Title IX coordinator(s) for the Fort Zumwalt School District and coordinate and implement the district’s efforts to comply with the requirements of Title IX.


Personnel Issues: Student Issues:

Dr. Henry St. Pierre Mr. Jeremy Moore

Assistant Superintendent of Personnel Assistant Superintendent of Student Services

555 East Terra Lane 555 East Terra Lane

O’Fallon, MO 63366 O’Fallon, MO 63366

Phone: 636-240-2072 Phone: 636-240-2072

Fax: 636-272-1059 Fax: 636-272-1059

[email protected] [email protected]


In the event the Title IX coordinator is unavailable or is the respondent to the complaint, reports should instead be directed to the compliance officer or alternate compliance officer listed in policy AC.



updated 07.13.21