Applicants for admission and employment, students, parents of elementary and secondary school students, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with USD 257 are hereby notified that this institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, marital status, gender orientation, veteran status, handicap, sex, or any other legally protected status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. As required by law, the district will provide equal access to district facilities and related benefits and services and will not discriminate against any group officially affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America or any other youth group designated in applicable federal law. Any person having inquiries concerning USD #257 compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, Age Discrimination Act, and the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act is directed to contact USD #257, 305 N Washington Ave, (620) 365-4700. The Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Stacey Fager, has been designated to coordinate the institution's efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, Age Discrimination Act, and the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act. USD 257 has designated Mrs. Tiffany Koehn as the Section 504 Coordinator. Any person may also contact the Asst. Secretary for Civil rights, U.S. Department of Education, regarding the institution's compliance with the regulations implementing Title V), Title IX, Section 504, Age Discrimination Act, or the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act. The local Office for Civil Rights is located at 1010 Walnut Street, Suite 320, Kansas City, MO 64106; Phone (816) 268-0550 or 877-521-2172 (TTY); Email: OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov. Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. Section 12131 states: Public entity The term "public entity" mean a) any State or local government; b) any department, agency, special purpose district, or other instrumentality of a State or States or local government; and c) the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, and any commuter authority (as defined in section 24102(4) of title 49).
Qualified individual with a disability. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable modifications to rules, policies, or practices, the removal of architectural, communication, or transportation barriers, or the provision of auxiliary aids and services, meets the essential eligibility requirements for the receipt of services or the participation in programs or activities provided by a public entity.
Iola USD 257 prohibits discrimination and harassment on any basis protected by law, including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability or perceived disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status, veterans' status, parental or marital status or age, or because of the perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, mental or physical disability or perceived disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status, veterans' status, parental or marital status or age of any other persons with whom the individual associates. Links to the complete policies can be found under the "Policy Links" header, below.
Any person having inquiries concerning USD #257 compliance is directed to contact the Board of Education office at 300 N. Washington Street, Iola, KS or by calling the Board Office at 620-365-4700.
The US Department of Education released regulations which took effect on August 14, 2020 regarding Title IX training. The new regulations require robust training of Iola USD 257’s Title IX Coordinator, the Superintendent of Schools for USD 257. The regulations state that the training materials be made publicly available on the district's website.
Below, please find links to the training materials used in compliance with these requirements.
Iola USD 257's Title IX Coordinator, Stacey Fager, Superintendent of Schools, 300 N. Washington Street, Iola, KS, 66749, firstname.lastname@example.org, 620-365-4700.
Title IX Training Document Documentions is in the below list and is titled ”Title IX Training Presentation”.