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Non-Discrimination Policy

Non-Discrimination Notice

The district prohibits discrimination and harassment on any basis protected by law, including but not limited to, an individual’s actual or perceived race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, pregnancy, economic status, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, military or veterans’ status, or based on the association of the individual with another person within these protected classes.

The district’s prohibition of discrimination and harassment applies to and in all its programs, activities and practices including, but not limited to, employment, assignment and promotion of personnel; educational opportunities and services offered students; admission; student discipline; location and use of facilities; educational offerings and materials; and accommodations to the public at public meetings. The district also provides equal educational and employment opportunities, and its schools provide equal access to the use of school property to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

All Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in the district will be open to all students. The district will take steps to ensure that the lack of English Language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in CTE programs. For more information about our CTE programs, please visit the WCA website.

WESD Title IX, Civil Rights, and ADA Coordinators

The following individual has been designated to respond to questions and concerns about the district’s policies related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the district’s nondiscrimination and anti-harassment policies, including the district’s policies implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Oregon laws prohibiting discrimination: 

Melissa Ojeda-Hernandez

Executive Director of Human Resources
Title IX and Civil Rights Coordinator

melissa.ojeda-hernandez@wesd.org
2611 Pringle Rd SE
Salem OR 97302

503.385.4540

The following individual has been designated by the district to handle inquiries about the district’s policies related to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act:

Margo Williams
Executive Director of Special Education
Margo.Williams@wesd.org
2611 Pringle Rd SE
Salem OR 97302
503.540.4487

Accessibility

The district is committed to serving and ensuring access for students, parents, staff and members of the public, including people with disabilities as described in the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. These protections include equal opportunity in employment, public accommodations, transportation, services and telecommunications.

Agency meeting locations shall be accessible to persons with disabilities.  A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired, or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities, should be made at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting. For questions about accessibility at public meetings, please contact Melissa Ojeda-Hernandez, Executive Director of Human Resources at melissa.ojeda-hernandez@wesd.org.

District websites will be maintained in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you have concerns or wish to make a report about the accessibility of information on the district’s website, please contact our Communications department by phone at 503-588-5330 x4583 or email at communications@wesd.org.

Applicable Policies

AC - Nondiscrimination

AC-AR - Discrimination Complaint Procedure

ACA - Americans with Disabilities Act
ACA - AR (1) - Americans with Disabilities Act - General

ACA - AR (2) - ADA Grievance Procedure

ACA - Every Student Belongs
ACA-AR - Bias Incident Complaint Procedure

GBA - Equal Employment Opportunity
GBN/JBA - Sexual Harassment
GBN/JBA-AR (1) - Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedure
GBN/JBA-AR(2) - Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedure
GBEA - Workplace Harassment - Staff

GBEA - Workplace Harassment Reporting

JB - Equal Educational Opportunity

JFCF - Harassment/ Bullying - Students
JFCF-AR - Harassment/Bullying - Students - Reporting Procedure