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Non-Discrimination, Policies, Inquiries, and Complaint Procedures

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Notice of Non-Discrimination


Portland Public Schools complies with all applicable state and federal non-discrimination laws and regulations, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

Additional information concerning this notice can be obtained by viewing the Board of Education’s Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action notice at the following link:

Board Policy – AC   Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

 

 

Discrimination/Harassment Policies and Complaint Procedures


The District’s Harassment and Sexual Harassment Policies, and procedures for filing complaints of discrimination and/or harassment, may be obtained at the following links:

 

ACAA Harassment and Sexual Harassment of Students

ACAA-R Student Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Procedure

ACAB Harassment and Sexual Harassment of School Employees
ACAB-R Employee & Third-Party Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Procedure

 


Inquiries/Complaints


Any student or other individual who believes that a student has been discriminated against or harassed on any of the above-identified bases – including instances in which a student may have been sexually harassed or assaulted – are encouraged to contact the school Principal or the Director of Human Resources and Title IX Officer, Barbara Stoddard, for further information or to file a complaint.  The Director may be reached at:  353 Cumberland Avenue, Portland, ME 04101, phone: 207-842-5331, email:
stoddb@portlandschools.org.


Any employee who believes that s/he has been discriminated against or harassed on any of the above-identified bases – including instances in which the employee may have been sexually harassed or assaulted – is encouraged to contact the school Principal or the Assistant Director of Human Resources and Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Officer, Richard Moore, for further information or to file a complaint.  The Assistant Director may be reached at:  353 Cumberland Avenue, Portland, ME 04101, phone: 207-874-8125, email: moorer@portlandschools.org.


Questions, requests for information, or complaints by students regarding discrimination or harassment based on disability, or regarding accommodations for a student with a disability, should be directed to the Interim Director of Student Support Services and Section 504 Coordinator, Deborah Mullis.  The Interim Director may be reached at:  353 Cumberland Avenue, Portland, ME 04101, phone: 207-874-8134, email: mullid@portlandschools.org.



Bullying


Instances of bullying and cyberbullying (including bullying that does not involve the protected classes described above), the responsibility of staff to report bullying, and the responsibility of school administration to respond, are addressed under Board Policy JICK,
Bullying and Cyberbullying in Schools