Policy on Non-Discrimination Based On Sex - IU13
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Policy on Non-Discrimination Based On Sex

Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (IU13) is an educational entity that believes in ensuring a safe, nurturing, healthy and non-discriminatory learning and teaching environment for all members of the school community. The Board also believes in ensuring the opportunity for all members of the school community to reach their full potential through access and participation in all IU educational activities and programs.

IU13 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, ethnicity, national origin or age in its education programs and activities. The protection against discrimination extends to employment.

Discrimination in any form is strictly prohibited by IU13. All reports of discrimination/harassment will be promptly and equitably addressed.

  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) specifically prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally-funded education programs and activities and extends to employment.
  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin.
  • The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 prohibits discrimination based on age.
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities.

It is the responsibility of the Intermediate Unit to ensure that all students and members of the IU13 community have a safe school environment. This includes ensuring that any incident of discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct is given immediate attention, including investigating the incident, taking appropriate corrective action, and providing students and staff with appropriate supportive resources. Complaints alleging discrimination or harassment will be taken seriously and handled in a prompt and equitable manner.