Students will have an equal opportunity for a quality education without discrimination, regardless of their race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, socioeconomic status, disability, religion, or creed. The education program is free of discrimination and will provide equal opportunity for the students. The education program will foster knowledge of and respect and appreciation for the historical and contemporary contributions of diverse cultural groups different racial and ethnic groups, and men and women to society.
The board will adopt a written plan for the implementation of multicultural and gender fair education and will evaluate this plan at least every five years. During the evaluation process, the board will involve parents, students, employees and community members.
Multicultural (MC) approaches to the educational program are defined as those that foster knowledge of, and respect and appreciation for, the historical and contemporary contributions of diverse cultural groups, including race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, and socioeconomic background. Gender fair (GF) approaches to the educational program are defined as approaches which foster knowledge of, and respect and appreciation for, the historical and contemporary contributions of women and men to society. The program shall reflect the wide variety of roles open to both women and men and which provide equal opportunity to both sexes.
Iowa Code §§ 216.9; 256.11; 280.3.
281 I.A.C. 12.5(8).
102 Equal Educational Opportunity
600 Goals and Objectives of the Education Program
Approved 6-16-03 3-30-15 Reviewed 11-19-07 2-19-13 4-29-14 2-24-15 11-21-16 3-18-19 Revised 11-19-07 2-16-09 3-30-15 3-18-19