CIVIL RIGHTS -- NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION
The Maple Valley-Anthon Oto Community Schools are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers. It is an unfair or discriminatory practice for any educational institution [defined any preschool, elementary, secondary, or community college, area education agency, or postsecondary college or university and their governing boards] to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, creed, socioeconomic status (for programs), age (for employment), gender identity or marital status in its educational programs and its employment practices. Such discriminatory practices shall include but not be limited to the following practices: employment; participation in academic, extracurricular, research, intramural, and other programs offered by the educational institution. Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting any bona fide religious institution from imposing qualifications based on religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity when such qualifications are related to a bona fide religious purpose or any institution from admitting students of only one sex.
Any persons having inquiries concerning the school districts' compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), § 504 or Iowa Code § 280.3 may contact one of the districts' educational equity coordinators: the Maple Valley-Anthon Oto K-8 Guidance Counselor, Anthon, Iowa (Phone 373-5246), or the Maple Valley-Anthon Oto Director of Curriculum at the MVAO Middle School, Anthon, IA 51004 (Phone 373-5246). Inquiries may also be directed in writing to the Director of the Region VII office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 310 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 800, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53203-2292, (414) 291-1111 or the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, 211 E. Maple, Des Moines, Iowa, 50309, (515) 281-4121.