• Dothan City Schools Board Policy

    5.13     Equal Employment Opportunity

    5.13.1 Unlawful Discrimination Prohibited – The Board is an equal opportunity employer.  Personnel actions and decisions will be made without regard to factors or considerations prohibited by federal or state law (as such laws may from time to time be amended), including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, and genetics. 

    5.13.2 Implementing Regulations Authorized – The Superintendent is authorized and directed to implement such rules, regulations, procedures, and directives as necessary and appropriate to implement and enforce this policy and any law prohibiting discrimination in the workplace, including the designation of one or more complaint/grievance investigators, officials, or coordinators, the development of complaint or grievance procedures for responding to allegations of unlawful discrimination, the provision of training or dissemination of instructional materials and advisories to appropriate staff members, and the administration of corrective or remedial action in response to violations of the law and of this policy.


    6.8        Equal Educational Opportunities

    No student will be unlawfully excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the Board on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, disability, creed, national origin, sex, immigrant or migrant status, foster care, non-English speaking ability, or homeless status.

    6.9       Title IX

    6.9.1    Prohibition – In accordance with Title IX (20 U.S.C. §1681, et seq.), the Board strictly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in its programs or activities, including sexual harassment, as defined by law and Board policy.  Sexual harassment complaints should be filed and reviewed under the Board’s student sexual harassment policy.  All other complaints under Title IX will be filed and reviewed according to the Board’s general complaint and grievance procedures.

    For questions regarding the implementation of Title IX or Equal Employment claims, please contact the Title IX Coordinator, Mrs. Debra Wright at dewright@dothan.k12.al.us  .