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102 Policy: Equal Educational Opportunity

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The purpose of this policy is to ensure that equal educational opportunity is provided for all students of the school district.


A.   It is the school district’s policy to provide equal educational opportunity for all students.  The school district does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, marital status, parental status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation or age.  The school district also makes reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.

B.   The school district prohibits the harassment of any individual for any of the categories listed above. For information about the types of conduct that constitute violation of the school district’s policy on harassment and violence and the school district’s procedures for addressing such complaints, refer to the school district’s policy on harassment and violence.

C.   This policy applies to all areas of education including academics, coursework, co-curricular and extracurricular activities, or other rights or privileges of enrollment.

D.   It is the responsibility of every school district employee to follow this policy.

E.   Any student, parent or guardian having a question regarding this policy should discuss it with the appropriate school district administrator, the Richfield Public Schools’  Chief HR & Administrative Officer or the Superintendent.

Legal References:    

  • Minn. Stat. Ch. 363A (Minnesota Human Rights Act)
  • Minn. State §121A.03, Subd. 2 (Sexual, Religious, and Racial Harassment and Violence Policy)
  • 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq. (Americans with Disabilities Act)
  • 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972)

Cross References:    

  • Board of Education Policy 103 (Racial, Religious, and Sexual Harassment and Violence Policy)
  • Board of Education Policy 402 (Equal Employment Opportunity)

Adopted by the Board of Education: September 7, 1976
Amended by the Board of Education:

  • April 4, 1983
  • December 17, 1990
  • April 20, 1998
  • June 17, 2008
  • April 18, 2016

Reaffirmed by the Board of Education: January 6, 2003            

Richfield Public Schools