DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, genetic information, or any other legally protected category that is protected by Federal or State civil rights laws, in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.
DPSCD designates and authorizes the Title IX Coordinator to oversee and coordinate its efforts to comply with Title IX and its implementing regulations.
The DPSCD Compliance Officer (“CO”) (also known as "Civil Rights Coordinator") is responsible for coordinating the District's efforts to comply with applicable Federal and State laws and regulations, including the District's duty to address in a prompt and equitable manner any inquiries or complaints regarding discrimination, retaliation, or denial of equal access. The CO will receive all complaints related to civil rights and will disseminate them to the applicable department for resolution and/or investigation.
Students and Board employees are required, and all other members of the School District community and Third Parties are encouraged to promptly report incidents of unlawful discrimination and/or retaliation to a teacher, administrator, supervisor, or other District official so that the District may address the conduct. Any teacher, administrator, supervisor, or other District employee or official who receives such a complaint shall report it to the CO and/or his/her designee(s) within two (2) days.
Retaliation against a person who makes a report of discrimination, unlawful harassment, and/or retaliation, files a formal complaint, or participates in an investigation or meeting is prohibited and can result in imposition of disciplinary sanctions/consequences and/or other appropriate remedies.
To file a civil rights complaint (including the option to do so anonymously) use this link: File Civil Rights Complaint