Code No. 401 EMPLOYEES AND INTERNAL RELATIONS
Code No. 401.1 EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
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The Springville Community School District will provide equal opportunity to employees and applicants for employment in accordance with applicable equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws, directives and regulations of federal, state and local governing bodies. Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment includes hiring, placement, promotion, transfer or demotion, recruitment, advertising or solicitation for employment, treatment during employment, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and layoff or termination. The school district will take affirmative action in major job categories where women, men, minorities and persons with disabilities are underrepresented. Employees will support and comply with the district's established equal employment opportunity and affirmative action policies. Employees will be given notice of this policy annually.
The board will appoint an affirmative action coordinator. The affirmative action coordinator will have the responsibility for drafting the affirmative action plan. The affirmative action plan will be reviewed by the board at least every two years.
Individuals who file an application with the school district will be given consideration for employment if they meet or exceed the qualifications set by the board, administration, and Iowa Department of Education for the position for which they apply. In employing individuals, the board will consider the qualifications, credentials, and records of the applicants without regard to race, color, creed, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or disability. In keeping with the law, the board will consider the veteran status of applicants.
Prior to a final offer of employment for any position involving contact with students, the school district will perform the background checks required by law. The district may determine on a case-by-case basis that, based on the duties, some positions within the district will require more thorough background checks. Based upon the results of the background checks, the school district will determine whether an offer will be extended. If the candidate is a teacher who has an initial license from the BOEE, then the requirement for a background check may be waived in the board’s discretion.
Advertisements and notices for vacancies within the district will contain the following statement: "The Springville Community School District is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer." The statement will also appear on application forms.
Inquiries by employees or applicants for employment regarding compliance with equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies, including but not limited to complaints of discrimination, will be directed to the Affirmative Action Coordinator by writing to the Affirmative Action Coordinator ( Superintendent), Springville Community School District, Springville, Iowa 52336; or by telephoning the Superintendent’s Office, 319-854-6197.
Inquiries by employees or applicants for employment regarding compliance with equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies, including but not limited to complaints of discrimination, may also be directed in writing to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights Chicago Office, United States Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-4544, (312) 730-1560, or the Iowa Civil Right Commission400 East 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-1004, 1-800-457-4416.
Code No. 401.1
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
This inquiry or complaint to the federal office may be done instead of, or in addition to, an inquiry or complaint at the local level.
Further information and copies of the procedures for filing a complaint are available in the school district's central administrative office and the administrative office in each attendance center.
Approved: January 14, 1987 Reviewed: March 18, 1998 Revised:
May 20, 2009 June 20, 2007
June 18, 2014