Notice of Non-Discrimination
In compliance with federal law, Chatham County Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Chatham County Schools programs are staffed and offered without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, political affiliation or disability.
CTE Nondiscrimination Statement
Career Technical Education (CTE) is an integral part of the comprehensive secondary school program in Chatham County Schools. The district offers a comprehensive Career Technical Education program for students in middle and high schools. Courses are offered in agriculture; business; finance; information technology; career development; family and consumer science; health science; marketing and entrepreneurship; technology, engineering and design; trade and industrial. To ensure that all students both have access to CTE and are successful, support services are available for career development and special populations. All programs may not be offered at each middle and high school.
Grievances Against Child Nutrition
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington , D.C . 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
The Chatham County Board of Education will not discriminate against anyone on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities in admission to its educational programs or activities, or in employment policies and practices in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX may be directed to the Title IX coordinator.
The Title IX coordinator may be reached at (919) 542-3626.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act
No child will be excluded from any educational program or be subject to discrimination because he/she is an individual with a disability, as the term is defined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Protected individuals include any person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of such person's major life activities, has a record of such impairment, or is regarded as having such impairment. 6210.1
The executive director for exceptional children & AIG is charged with the responsibility of serving as the Chatham County Schools Section 504/ADA coordinator and is a contact person for questions related to Section 504/ADA. A 504/ADA contact for each school has been trained to serve as a resource for parents, guardians, and staff.
Board Policy 1710/4021/7230 establishes the protections for all students while Board Polocy 1720/4015/7225 establishes the appropriate procedures for complaint reporting.
Broad Protection Against Discrimination And Inviting, Inclusive Environment for All Students
Chatham County Schools is committed to a nondiscriminatory, inviting and inclusive school environment for all students. We have broad protections against discrimination as set forth in multiple Board policies, including Policy 1710 and 1720. Parents and students who perceive any form of discrimination are encouraged to report it to the school principal. Further, parents and students are encouraged to contact the principal for any requests for assistance or accommodations to assure a nondiscriminatory, inviting, and inclusive school environment. Our principals work with students and parents in a sensitive, individual manner to assist students requesting specific assistance or accommodations. Further, our principals communicate directly with the school system’s Title VI coordinator, Section 504 coordinator, and Title IX equity officer in providing guidance and assistance to students and parents. Our principals receive updates on applicable legal protections including guidance from the federal government.