NON DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
It is the policy of the Pulaski County Special School District (PCSSD) to provide equal opportunities without regard to age, race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, handicap or veterans in its educational programs and activities, educational services, financial aid and employment.
In keeping with the requirements of federal law, state law and applicable court order, the District will strive to remove any vestige of discrimination in the employment, assignment and promotion of personnel in educational opportunities and services offered students; in student assignment to schools and classes; in student discipline; and in location and use of facilities.
No student in the Pulaski County Special School District shall, on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability, be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity sponsored by the District.
The District simply will not tolerate discrimination that includes misconduct by employees toward students that includes, but is not limited to, the singling out and/or different treatment of individual students or groups of students, and any other harassment based on race, color or national origin. Any student who believes he or she has been subjected to discrimination should report the incident immediately to the school's principal or to the District office listed below. The District will launch a swift investigation.
PCSSD reminds all employees of their duty to report all allegations of discrimination based on race, color, or national origin immediately upon becoming aware of them to the designated department listed below. Students and employees who are found to have engaged in acts of discrimination, and employees who fail to report suspected discrimination to the designated department listed below, will be promptly disciplined. That discipline may include, if circumstances warrant, suspension or expulsion of a student and suspension or termination of an employee. Additionally, students or employees who retaliate against individuals who report discrimination will be promptly disciplined.
Inquiries concerning application of this policy may be referred to:
Dr. Janice Warren
Assistant Superintendent of Equity and Pupil Services / Title IX Coordinator
Pulaski County Special School District
925 E. Dixon Road
Little Rock, AR 72206
Inquiries may be made externally to:
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Arkansas Equity Assistance Center
Oliver Dillingham, Program Manager
U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Customer Service: (800) 421-3481
Fax: (202) 453-6012
TDD#: (877) 521-2172