The process requirements include the adoption of non-discrimination/equity related policies, the assignment of an equity coordinator, the adoption and implementation of a civil rights related grievance procedure and requirements to notify students, staff, parents, and community members.
Title IX, Education Amendment of 1972 (Title 20 U.S.C. Sections 1681-1688) - No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (Disability) - The Americans with Disabilities act Amendments Act of 2008 (Amendments Act), effective January 1, 2009, affects the meaning of the term disability in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504).
- Statement Concerning Parents Who Withdraw Children From Special Education and Demand Section
- The Office of Civil Rights Guidelines of 1979 for Eliminating Discrimination and Denial of Services on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex and Handicap in Vocational Education Programs. In addition to the 17 traits or characteristics in the new bullying bill, the Iowa Legislature this year amended the Iowa Civil Rights act (Iowa Code chapter 216) to add sexual orientation and gender identity.
Title III, Part A English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement and Academic Achievement.
Title I-Part C-Education of Migratory Children - Funds support high quality education programs for migratory children and help ensure that migratory children who move among the states are not penalized in any manner by disparities among states in curriculum, graduation requirements, and LEA content and achievement standards
The Education of Immigrant Children - That holding, in Plyler v. Doe, 457 U.S. 292 (1982), was dependent on the Court's conclusions that illegal aliens are "persons" who may claim the benefit of the Equal Protection Clause; that no substantial interest of the State of Texas was furthered by discriminating against children who had no control over their parents' conduct nor their own undocumented status, but who would be disadvantaged for a lifetime if denied a public education; and that this law was not an effective means of dealing with the State's interest in preserving its limited educational resources because prohibiting employment of illegal aliens presented a better alternative to dealing with an influx of illegal immigrants.
Title X - Title X-Part C provides states and local school districts with resources to support appropriate services and programs for children and youth who are identified as being homeless.
Iowa Department of Education: Homeless - The mission of the Office of State Coordinator for Homeless Education is to assure quality school programs and services for homeless children and youth through the dissemination of pertinent information and resources for use in assessment, evaluation, development, and revision of programs and services.
Anti-Harassment/Anti-Bullying Policies - All school boards, public and those of accredited nonpublic schools, are to have the new anti-bullying/anti-harassment policy adopted on or before September 1, 2007. This is an accreditation issue. Failure to adopt a policy with all required components could subject a school or school district to a Phase II visit and possible loss of accreditation. A sample policy is on the websites of the Iowa Department of Education and the Iowa Association of School Boards. Those required elements are as follows: