- Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq.
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
- The State Officials and Employees Ethics Act
- The Illinois Human Rights Act
- Sections 10-22.5, 27-1, and 20.60 of the School Code and 23 Illinois Administrative Code Part 200
- Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act, 820 ILCS 108/
- Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003, 820 ILCS 112/
- Illinois Genetic Information Privacy Act (GINA), 410 ILCS 513/ and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000ff et seq.
- Employee Credit Privacy Act, 820 ILCS 70/ For students, this includes the requirement that no person, including a District employee or agent, student, or other community member, shall discriminate against, harass, intimidate, or bully a student based on actual or perceived race; color; national origin; military status; unfavorable discharge status from military service; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity; gender-related identity or expression; ancestry; age; religion; physical or mental disability; order of protection status; status of being homeless; actual or potential marital or parental status, including pregnancy; association with a person or group with one or more of the aforementioned actual or perceived characteristics; or any other distinguishing characteristic identified in Board policy 7:10, Equal Educational Opportunities. For employees, this includes the requirement that no person, including another District employee or agent, a student, or another community member, shall discriminate against or engage in harassment or abusive conduct against an employee based on an employee’s actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, disability, pregnancy, marital status, order of protection status, military status, or unfavorable discharge from military service, nor shall they engage in harassment or abusive conduct based on an individual’s other protected status identified in Board policy 5:10, Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment.
Debbie Shivers, Human Resources Business Partner
The following agencies may also be able to answer inquiries about some of the laws cited above:
U.S. Dept. of Education
Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
JCK Federal Building
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Chicago District Office
JCK Federal Building
Illinois Dept. of Human Rights (IDHR)
535 West Jefferson
Springfield, IL 62702
Telephone: (217) 785-5100
Facsimile: (217) 785-5106
You can find more information on the Board policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in Board policy, including, for example, Board policies 5:10 (Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment), 5:20 (Workplace Harassment Prohibited), 7:10 (Equal Educational Opportunities), 7:20 (Harassment of Students Prohibited); 7:180 (Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment). You can find more information about how to report discrimination, harassment, or retaliation in Board policies 2:260 (Uniform Grievance Procedure) and 2:265 (Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure). The Board’s policy handbook is available online at https://www.boardpolicyonline.com/?b=rock_island_41
The following Provisional Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure—Administrative Procedure (link below) will be used instead of the version of Board Policy 2:265 in the Board Policy Handbook for all reports or complaints of “Title IX Sexual Harassment,” as that term is defined in the Provisional Procedure until the Board adopts this document as Policy 2:265: RIMSD #41 2:260 Uniform Grievance procedure https://www.boardpolicyonline.com/?b=rock_island_41
Training Materials to Train Title IX Team Members
The following materials were used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process (the District’s Title IX Team members):