›NONDISCRIMINATION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
The Mt. Blue Regional School District Board is committed to maintaining a workplace and learning environment that is free from illegal discrimination and harassment. In accordance with applicable Federal and/or State laws and regulations, Mt. Blue Regional School District prohibits discrimination against and harassment of employees, candidates for employment, students and others with rights to admission or access to school programs, activities or premises on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, or disability. For the purpose of this policy, “sexual orientation” means a person’s actual or perceived heterosexuality, bisexuality, homosexuality, or gender identity or expression. The Board delegates to the Superintendent the responsibility for implementing this policy. The Mt. Blue Regional School District Affirmative Action Plan will include designation of an Affirmative Action Officer who will be responsible for ensuring compliance with all Federal and State requirements related to nondiscrimination. The Affirmative Action Officer will be appointed by the Superintendent and will be a person with direct access to the Superintendent. The Superintendent/Affirmative Action Officer shall be responsible for ensuring that notice of compliance with Federal and State civil rights laws is provided to all applicants for employment, employees, students, parents and others, as appropriate. The School Department will require all persons, agencies, vendors, contractors, and other persons and organizations doing business with or performing services for the school unit to subscribe to all applicable federal and state laws pertaining to contract compliance.
MBRSD Affirmative Action Officer– Mr. Keith Acedo, 585 Depot St. Wilton, ME 04294 (207) 645-4488.
Legal Reference: Equal Employment Opportunities Act of 1972 (P.L. 92-261) amending Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000 (e) et seq.) Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (P.L. 88-352) Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (29 U.S.C. § 621 et seq.) Equal Pay Act of 1963 (29 U.S.C. § 206) Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) (29 U.S.C. § 794 et seq.), as amended Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq.), as amended Maine Human Rights Act of 1972 (5 MRSA § 4571), as amended
ADA Compliance Policy 2017-2018
It is the commitment of Foster Career and Technical Education Center that all enrolled students are provided access to facilities required for success within their assigned programs. As such, we recognize the need to identify and act upon any modifications deemed necessary prior to the program start date of the student requiring access. This may include, but is not limited to, alterations for wheelchair maneuverability, seating/workstation options, classroom pathways, access to equipment, school amenities, ADA compliant bathrooms, and accessibility of common areas such as lunchrooms and auditoriums. Should alterations not be possible prior to the start of school, a needs assessment and corrective action must be taken as soon as a student is identified. Examples of possible solutions are as follows:
- The purchase of new, or alterations to existing, desks to accommodate wheelchair accessibility;
- Moving classroom or lab spaces to an alternate space to provide pathway mobility;
- Provide entrance to handicap accessible parking closer to applicable classroom/lab areas, etc.
If safety is a concern Foster Career and Technical Education Center will work with instructors, students, parents, and sending schools to determine what, if any, accommodations can be made to the curriculum, the facilities, and/or the equipment that would allow the student to safely meet the expectations of a program.