Non-discrimination Statement

  • Notice of Non-Discrimination

    1-21 STATEMENT ON NON-DISCRIMINATION

    In compliance with federal law, Union County Public School System administers all educational programs, employment activities, and admissions without discrimination because of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, color, age, military service, disability, or gender, except where exemption is appropriate and allowed by law and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

     

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Union County Public Schools (UCPS) programs are staffed and offered without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, political affiliation, or disability.

     

    CTE Non‐Discrimination Statement

    Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an integral part of the comprehensive secondary school program in UCPS. UCPS offers a comprehensive CTE program for students in middle and high schools. Courses are offered in Agricultural Education; Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education; Career Development Education; Family and Consumer Sciences Education; Health Science Education; Marketing and Entrepreneurship Education; Technology, Engineering and Design Education; and Trade and Industrial Education. To ensure all students have access to CTE and are successful, Career Development and Special Populations support services are also available. All programs may not be offered at each middle and high school. 

     

    Grievances against School Nutrition Services

    In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

     

    Title VI

    No person shall, on the basis of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any program or activity of the UCPS in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. See the Board on-line Policy Manual for the policies governing complaints alleging Title VI violations. General inquiries regarding Title VI compliance and appeal procedures may be directed to the Title VI Coordinator.  The Title VI Coordinator is the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources.

     

    The Title VI Coordinator may be contacted by email, telephone, or mail as follows:


    Dr. Bashawn Harris 
    Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

    400 N. Church Street 
    Monroe, North Carolina 28112 
    bashawn.harris@ucps.k12.nc.us

    (704) 296-9898 

     

    Title IX 

    The Union County Board of Education will not discriminate against anyone on the bases of sex in its educational programs or activities, in admission to its educational programs or activities, or in employment policies and practices in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. On August 4, 2020, the Board adopted new Policies and procedures implementing the revised sexual harassment regulations to Title IX. These Policies and procedures (Administrative Guidelines) are available in the Board on-Line Policy Manual (Policies and Administrative Guidelines 3-7a and 4-7a). Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator.

     

    Correspondence to the Title IX Coordinator should be sent to:


    Dr. Bashawn Harris 
    Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

    400 N. Church Street 
    Monroe, North Carolina 28112 
    bashawn.harris@ucps.k12.nc.us

    (704) 296-9898 

     

    Grievances regarding alleged sexual harassment 

    Grievances regarding alleged sexual harassment may be raised according to the procedures outlined in the Administrative Guidelines to Board Policies 3-7a Sexual Harassment (Employees) and 4-7a Sexual Harassment (Students) available in the on-line Policy Manual.

     

    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act  

    No child will be excluded from any educational program or be subject to discrimination because he/she is an individual with a disability, as the term is defined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Protected individuals include any person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of such person's major life activities, has a record of such impairment, or is regarded as having such impairment. The Section 504 Coordinator is the contact person for questions related to Section 504. The ADA Coordinator is the contact person for questions relating to ADA. A Section 504 contact for each school has been trained to serve as a resource for parents, guardians, and staff. UCPS assures all children with disabilities ages three (3) through twenty-one (21) will have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their individual needs in the least restrictive environment, prepares them for further education, employment, and independent living, and ensures the rights of these children and their parents are protected. UCPS will adhere to state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to the education of students with disabilities as well as Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities as adopted by the State Board of Education. 

     

    The above-named persons can be contacted at:


    Section 504 Coordinator         ADA Coordinator           Director of Exceptional Children’s Services 

    Dr. Wendy Gravely                       Don Novak                          Dr. Laura Beachum

    Old Post Office                           400 N Church Street            Old Post Office                       

    Monroe, NC 28112                    Monroe, NC 28112               Monroe, NC 28112

    704/296-9898                             704/296-9898                         704/296-9898