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Educational Equity

It is the policy of the Bettendorf Community School District not to discriminate. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator.

District Equity Coordinator
Lana LaSalle
Thomas Jefferson Principal
610 Holmes St., Bettendorf, IA 52722
(563) 359-8261
llasalle@bettendorf.k12.ia.us

Notice of Nondiscrimination

It is the policy of the Bettendorf Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Lana LaSalle, Affirmative Action Coordinator, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, 610 Holmes Street, Bettendorf, IA 52722, 563-359-8261 or llasalle@bettendorf.k12.ia.us.

Anti-Bullying/Harassment

District Bullying Prevention Information


Harassment and bullying of students and employees are against federal, state and local policy, and are not tolerated by the board. The board is committed to providing all students with a safe and civil school environment in which all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect. To that end, the board has in place policies, procedures, and practices that are designed to reduce and eliminate bullying and harassment as well as processes and procedures to deal with incidents of bullying and harassment. Bullying and harassment of students by other students, by school employees, and by volunteers who have direct contact with students will not be tolerated in the school or school district.

Related Board Policies

104 - Anti-Bullying/Harassment
104.E1 - Anti-Bullying/Harassment Complaint Form
104.E2 - Anti-Bullying/Harassment Witness Disclosure Form
104.E3 - Disposition of Anti-Bullying/Harassment Complaint Form
104.R1 - Anti-Bullying/Harassment Investigation Procedures

Equal Educational Opportunity

Board Policy #102

The Board of Directors will not discriminate in its educational activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, socio-economic status, disability, or marital status.

The Board of Directors requires all persons, agencies, vendors, contractors and other persons and organizations doing business with or performing services for the school district to subscribe to all applicable federal and state laws, executive orders, rules and regulations pertaining to contract compliance and equal opportunity.

The Board of Directors is committed to the policy that no otherwise qualified person will be excluded from educational activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, socio-economic status, disability, or marital status. Further, the board affirms the right of all students and staff to be treated with respect and to be protected from intimidation, discrimination, physical harm and harassment.

Related Board Policies

102.E1 - Notice of Non-Discrimination
102.E2 - Grievance Form
102.E3 - Grievance Documentation
102.E4 - Section 504 Student and Parental Rights
102.R1 - Grievance Procedure

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Bettendorf Community School District will provide equal opportunity to employees and applicants for employment in accordance with applicable equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws, directives and regulations of federal, state, and local governing bodies. Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment includes hiring, placement, promotion, transfer or demotion, recruitment, advertising or solicitation for employment, treatment during employment, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and layoff or termination.

Related Board Policies

401.1 - Equal Employment Opportunity
401.1E1 - Equal Employment Opportunity (Affirmative Action Plan)
401.1E2 - Compliance Violation Grievance Procedure for Title IX
401.1E3 - Compliance Violation Complaint Form

Homelessness

If you or your family lives in any of the following situations:

  • In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground;
  • On the street;
  • In an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations; or,
  • Doubled up with friends or relatives because you cannot find or afford housing,

Then, you and your children have certain rights or protections under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act. Contact your school principal, guidance counselor, or the district’s liaison for homeless education for more information.

When you move, you should do the following:

Contact the school district’s local liaison for homeless education or the Superintendent’s Administrative Assistant. These individuals can help you enroll your child in a new school or arrange for your child to continue in his or her former school. Or, someone at a shelter, social services office, or the school can direct you to the person you need to contact.

  • Contact the school and provide any information you think will assist the teachers in helping your child adjust to new circumstances.
  • Ask the local liaison for homeless education, school counselor, shelter provider, or social worker for assistance with clothing and supplies if needed.

Local Contacts

Tammy Chelf

Student Services Director
(563) 359-9375
tchelf@bettendorf.k12.ia.us

Nancy Herrin

Superintendent’s Administrative Assistant
(563) 359-3681
nherrin@bettendorf.k12.ia.us

State Coordinator

RAYMOND E. MORLEY

Dept. of Education, Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-3966
ray.morley@ed.state.ia.us

If you need further assistance, call the National Center for Homeless Education at the toll-free Helpline number: 1-800-308-2145

RELATED BOARD POLICY

501.16 - Homeless Children and Youth
501.16R1 - Homeless Children and Youth Regulation
501.16E1 - Homeless Dispute Resolution