Non-discrimination Policy

The Dryden Central School District (District) in accordance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Title VI of The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act, or the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, political affiliation, sex, age, marital or veteran status, or disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The District recognizes its responsibility to provide an environment free from discrimination, harassment and intimidation in the career, technical or educational programs and activities it operates. We do not permit discrimination by employees, school volunteers, students and non-employees such as contractors and vendors, as well as any third parties participating in, observing or otherwise engaged in activities subject to the supervision of the District. This includes recruitment and employment practices, pay and benefits, counseling services for students, access by students to career, technical or other educational programs, courses and activities. The Board also prohibits harassment based upon an individual’s opposition to the discrimination or participation in a related investigation or complaint proceeding under the anti-discrimination statutes. This policy of non-discrimination and anti-harassment will be enforced on school district premises, in school buildings and at all school sponsored events, programs and activities including those that take place off school premises. Inquiries or complaints should be forwarded to the Superintendent.

Grievance Procedure for Non-discrimination Policy
The compliance officer for Section 504 and other grievances related to student activities and all employee related activities is the Director of Student Services, Katie Volpicelli, telephone 607-844-8694 ext 1459. The compliance officer can be contacted at the Dryden Elementary School, 36 Union Street, Dryden, New York 13053. The compliance officer, upon request, will provide a copy of the District’s grievance procedure to any employee, student or other covered person. A copy of each of the Acts and Regulations upon which this notice is based will be made available, upon written request to the District compliance officer.