I.          PURPOSE


The purpose of this policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants for school district employment and school district employees.




            A.        The policy of the school district is to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.  The school district does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status or veteran status. The school district also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees.


            B.        This policy applies to all areas of employment including hiring, discharge, promotion, compensation, facilities or privileges of employment.


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


            D.         Any person having any questions regarding this policy should discuss it with the superintendent. 


Legal References:        Minn. Stat. Ch. 363 (Minnesota Human Rights Act)

                                    29 U.S.C. § 621 et. seq. (Age Discrimination in Employment Act)

                                    29 U.S.C. § 2615 (Family and Medical Leave Act)

                                    38 U.S.C. § 4301 et seq. (Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act)

38 U.S.C. § 4211 et. seq. (Veterans’ Reemployment Rights Act)

42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act)

                                    42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq. (Americans with Disabilities Act)


Cross References:        MSBA/MASA Model Policy 402 (Disability Nondiscrimination)

                                    MSBA/MASA Model Policy 405 (Veteran’s Preference)

                                    MSBA/MASA Model Policy 413 (Harassment and Violence)