REPORTING PROCEDURE/INVESTIGATION OF DISCRIMINATION
No district employee or student shall be subjected to discrimination in employment or any district program or activity on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The district is committed to providing equal access and equal opportunity in its programs, services and employment including its policies, complaint processes, program accessibility, district facility use, accommodations and other Equal Employment Opportunity matters. The district also provides equal access to district facilities for all youth groups.
Any person who believes he/she has been denied program access or otherwise discriminated against is encouraged to initiate a complaint by completed a Complaint of Alleged Discrimination Form and forwarding the form to the Human Resources and/or Student Services Director(s). The complainant may submit a written complaint in place of the form previously listed.
The complaint should be submitted by the complainant and/or his/her designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation.
The Human Resources and/or Student Services Director(s) will investigate all alleged complaints of discrimination and will respond to the individual making the complaint within 30 calendar days of the written request.
The Human Resources and/or Student Services Director(s) will provide a written response which will include the following:
- Summary of the results of the investigation
- Determination that states clearly whether or not the District failed to comply with civil rights law
- Notification that you can appeal this determination: how and where to file an appeal, and to whom it must addressed
- Any measures, determined through the investigation, necessary to bring the District into compliance with civil rights law
If the response by the Human Resources and/or Student Services Director(s) does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the individual making the request may file an appeal.
The availability and submission of an internal complaint of alleged discrimination does not preclude filing a complaint of discrimination with any appropriate state or federal agency, nor is the use of this procedure a prerequisite to the pursuit of other remedies.
The following persons has been designated to handle inquires and complaints regarding unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation:
Lance Hatch, Human Resources Director (435) 781-3100
Julie Wilde, Student Services Director (435) 781-3100
You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, Denver, CO. (303) 844-5695