Nondiscrimination Commitment

  • The District is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in its educational programs and activities and employment. The District complies with all laws and applicable regulations that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation by and in the District, including the following:

    1. Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act
    2. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
    3. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
    4. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.
    5. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq.
    6. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
    7. The State Officials and Employees Ethics Act
    8. The Illinois Human Rights Act
    9. Sections 10-22.5, 27-1, and 20.60 of the School Code and 23 Illinois Administrative Code Part 200
    10. Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act, 820 ILCS 108/
    11. Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003, 820 ILCS 112/
    12. Illinois Genetic Information Privacy Act (GINA), 410 ILCS 513/ and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000ff et seq.
    13. Employee Credit Privacy Act, 820 ILCS 70/

    Any person who believes any student, employee, or third party or rict generally has engaged in conduct prohibited by the laws cited above or Board policy, including discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, or who has inquiries about the application of the laws cited above or Board policy should contact the District’s Nondiscrimination & Title IX Coordinator using the following contact information:

    Dr. Brian Kaye
    1200 S. Dunton Avenue
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    bkaye@sd25.org
    847-758-4910

    The following agencies may also be able to answer inquiries about some of the laws cited above:

  • U.S. Department of Education

  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

  • Illinois Department of Human Rights

  • The District will use the grievance procedures in Board of Education Policies 2:260 (Uniform Grievance Procedure) and 2:265 (Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure) to process complaints based on alleged violations of law or Board policy. District administration also uses the following administrative procedures to process complaints of Title IX Sexual Harassment:
     
     
    You can find more information on the Board policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in Board policy, including, for example, Board policies 5:10 (Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment), 5:20 (Workplace Harassment Prohibited), 7:10 (Equal Educational Opportunities), 7:20 (Harassment of Students Prohibited); 7:180 (Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment). You can find more information about how to report discrimination, harassment, or retaliation in Board policies 2:260 (Uniform Grievance Procedure) and 2:265 (Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure). The Board’s policy manual is available online at https://www.sd25.org/Page/81.
     

    TRAINING MATERIALS TO TRAIN TITLE IX TEAM MEMBERS
    The following materials were used to train the District’s Title IX team members:

    Training Materials Used to Train Title IX Team Members

     


    WHOM TO CONTACT WITH A REPORT OR COMPLAINT

    Arlington Heights School District 25 expects the workplace environment to be productive, respectful, and free of unlawful harassment. Employees should report claims of harassment to the Nondiscrimination Coordinator and/or use the Board policy 2:260, Uniform Grievance Procedure.

     

    Nondiscrimination Coordinator:
    Dr. Brian Kaye
    1200 S. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    bkaye@sd25.org | 847.758.4910
     
    Complaint Managers
    Dr. Brian Kaye
    1200 S. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    bkaye@sd25.org | 847.758.4910
     
    Mrs. Diane Kaffka
    1200 S. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    dkaffka@sd25.org | 847.758.4875
     
    View the full Workplace Harassment policy here.