It is the right of every student to receive equal opportunities in all educational programs and activities conducted by the district. The Board also believes in the right of every qualified individual to expect fair and equal treatment both as an applicant for employment and as an employee.
It is the policy of the District to maintain an environment that is free from harassment, including sexual harassment, because of an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, perceived sexual orientation, or gender identity. The District prohibits any and all forms of unlawful harassment and discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, perceived sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Sexual harassment constitutes unlawful sex discrimination. It is the policy of the Board of Education to maintain a working environment that is free from sexual harassment. Sex-based harassment includes that which is based on gender, sexual orientation, perceived sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Rockwood School District, in partnership with the Special School District (SSD) of St. Louis County, will provide a free, appropriate public education to all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 under its jurisdiction.
Notification of Rights under the Protection of Pupil Right Amendment
A cumulative educational record shall be maintained for each student from his entrance into school through the last date of attendance or through graduation, whichever occurs first. The term "educational record" includes student health records.
The purpose of the attendance policy of the district is to encourage regular school attendance. The Board believes that regular and punctual attendance is an important factor in a student's success in school.
Discrimination against a qualified person, solely on the basis of disability, is unfair. Furthermore, the Board believes that qualified persons with disabilities should be in the mainstream of life in the school community to the extent that is reasonably permissible and/or possible.
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Confronting COVID-19-Related Harassment in Schools
The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice have released a fact sheet for students and families regarding the sharp increase in harassment and violence directed at Asian American and Pacific Islander individuals, as well as making sure families are aware of their rights in school settings and of how to access help if needed.