Non-Discrimination

Notice of Non-Discrimination

In compliance with applicable laws, the Affton School District prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment creating a hostile environment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, age or use of leave protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act in its programs, activities, services and with regard to employment. The Board is an equal opportunity employer.

As part of this obligation, the district also prohibits and declares a policy against:
Retaliatory actions based on making complaints of prohibited discrimination or participation in an investigation, formal proceeding or informal resolution concerning prohibited discrimination;
Aiding, abetting, inciting, compelling or coercing discrimination; and
Discrimination against any person because of such person’s association with a person protected from discrimination due to one or more of the above-stated characteristics.

To ensure that these obligations are met, the Board designates the following individual to act as the district’s nondiscrimination laws compliance coordinator: Dr. Travis Bracht, Assistant Superintendent, 8701 Mackenzie Road, Affton, MO 63123, (314) 638-8770.

Complaints and reports regarding discharge of the duties summarized in this policy should be addressed to the compliance coordinator. In the event the compliance coordinator is the subject of a report that would otherwise be made to the compliance coordinator, reports should be directed to: Dr. Steve Brotherton, Superintendent, 8701 Mackenzie Road, Affton, MO 63123, (314) 638-8770.

Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harrassment and Retaliation

Policy: AC
Adopted: October 20, 2015

The Affton School District Board of Education is committed to maintaining a workplace and educational environment that is free from discrimination and harassment in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs, services, activities and facilities. In accordance with law, the district strictly prohibits discrimination and harassment against employees, students or others on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. The Affton 101 School District is an equal opportunity employer.

The district also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America and other designated youth groups in accordance with federal law.

The district will identify, evaluate and provide a free, appropriate education to all students with disabilities in accordance with law.

Anyone who knows or believes that a student may have a disability, regardless of whether the student is currently enrolled in the Affton School District, is encouraged to contact the district's compliance officer listed below.

Anyone who, because of a disability, requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or requires a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact the compliance officer listed below as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The district's nondiscrimination policy and grievance forms are located on the district's website at www.afftonschools.net or at any district office.

The following compliance officer has been designated to address inquiries, questions and grievances regarding the district’s nondiscrimination policies:

Assistant Superintendent  
8701 Mackenzie Road
Affton, MO 63123 
314-633-5920 

In the event that the compliance officer is unavailable or is the subject of a grievance that would otherwise be made to the compliance officer, reports should instead be directed to the acting compliance officer:

Superintendent
8701 Mackenzie Road
Affton, MO 63123 
314-633-5905

Inquiries may also be made to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, or the U.S. Department of Justice if applicable.

Office for Civil Rights
Phone: 816-268-0550
TDD: 877-521-2172
E-mail: OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Phone: 800-669-4000
TTY: 800-669-6820

U.S. Department of Justice
Phone: 202-514-2000
TTY: 202-514-0716
E-mail: AskDOJ@usdoj.gov

Missouri Commission on Human Rights
Phone: 800-735-2466
TDD: 800-735-2966
Relay Missouri: 877-781-4236
E-mail: mchr@dolir.mo.gov

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