Title IX


MIDDLE SCHOOL OF PLAINVILLE

Title IX Building Coordinator
Matthew Guarino - Principal
guarinom@plainvilleschools.org
860-793-3250

District Title IX Coordinator
Maureen Brummett - Assistant Superintendent
brummetm@plainvilleschools.org

860-793-3200

BOE Policies on Equal Employment Opportunities, Non-discrimination and Sexual Harassment. These policies can also be accessed by going to : www.plainvilleschools.org/boepolicies2/

Equal Education Opportunity
Policy Number
5145.8
It is the policy of the Plainville Public Board of Education that students shall be provided an equal
opportunity to participate in and benefit from the activities, programs, and courses of study offered by the
Plainville school district without discrimination on account of race, color, sex, religion, national origin,
sexual orientation, physical or mental disability and marital status or any other basis prohibited by local,
state and federal law. Additionally, no individual 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.
Any student or other individual who feels he or she has been denied an equal opportunity in violation
of this policy should immediately bring his or her complaint to the attention of the Building Principal
or Assistant Principal, School Counselor, the Human Resource Specialist, or the Title IX Coordinator,
unless the Title IX Coordinator is the subject of the complaint in which case it may be brought to the
Superintendent of Schools. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 860-793-3200, 47 Robert
Holcomb Way, Plainville, CT. 06062.
Legal References:
20 U.S.C. §1681 (Title IX)
C.G.S. §10-15c (Discrimination in public schools prohibited)

Equal Employment Opportunity-Certified/Non-Certified Personnel
Policy Number
4010
The Board of Education provides equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants
for employment. This policy means all employment decisions are made without regard to the race,
color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical
or mental disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or veteran status of any applicant or
employee. Employment decisions include, but are not limited to, recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfer,
compensation, benefits, training, layoff and termination.
The Board hires people based on their qualifications for the position being filled by virtue of job related
standards of suitability. The school system's promotional decisions are based upon an employee's
performance and qualifications as they relate to the new responsibilities.
Any employee or applicant who feels there has been a violation of this policy should bring the matter
to the immediate attention of the Building principal, the Human Resources Specialist or the Title IX
Coordinator. Any staff member or administrator who receives a complaint should bring the matter to
the immediate attention of the Title IX Coordinator, unless the Title IX Coordinator is the subject of the
complaint, in which case, it should be brought to the attention of the Superintendent of Schools. The Title
IX Coordinator (or Superintendent or designee) shall have responsibility for coordinating compliance
with this policy and investigating or supervising the investigation of complaints.
Legal References:
42 U.C.C. § 2000(e)et. seq (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act)
C.G.S. § 46a-60(a) (Discriminatory employment practices)
C.G.S. § 10-153 (Discrimination based on marital status)
Conn. Agencies Regs. §§ 46a-54-200 through 46a-54-207
20 U.S.C. §1681, et.seq. (Title IX)
29 U.S.C. §623, et.seq. (Age Discrimination in Employment Act)
29 U.S.C. §701, et.seq. (Rehabilitation Act of 1973)
42 U.S.C. §6101, et.seq. (Age Discrimination Act)
42 U.S.C. §12101, et.seq. (Americans with Disabilities Act)
38 U.S.C. §4301, et.seq. (Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act

Nondiscrimination: Instructional Program
Policy Number
6121
The school system pledges to avoid discriminatory actions, and seeks to foster good human
and educational relations, which will help to attain
1. equal rights and opportunities for students and employees in the school community.
2. equal opportunity for all students to participate in the total program of the schools.
3. continual study and development of curricula toward improving human relations and
understanding and appreciating cultural differences.
4. training opportunities for improving staff ability and responsiveness to educational and social
needs.
5. opportunities in educational programs which are broadly available to students with access not
solely based upon race, color, religious creed, age, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual
orientation or physical or mental disability.
Each student, at the time he/she becomes eligible for participation, shall be advised of his/her
right to an equal opportunity to participate in school programs without discrimination, on account
of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion or national origin, or physical or mental disability
Legal Reference:
Connecticut General Statutes
10-15 Towns to maintain schools
10-15c Discrimination in public schools prohibited
10-226a Pupils of racial minorities
10-18a Contents of textbooks and other general instructional materials
10-145a(b) Certificates of qualification for teachers
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Section 504, U.S. Rehabilitation Act, 1973

Sexual Harassment
Policy Number
5145.6
It is the policy of the Board of Education to maintain a learning and working environment that is free
from sexual harassment. The Board of Education prohibits any form of sexual harassment. All complaints
of sexual harassment will be investigated promptly in accordance with Administrative Procedures.
It shall be a violation of this policy for any student, employee, individual under contract, or volunteer
subject to the control of the Board of Education to harass a student, employee, individual under contract,
or a volunteer, through conduct or communication of a sexual nature as defined by this policy.
Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, whether verbal, non-verbal,
or physical, including but not limited to, insulting or degrading sexual remarks or conduct, threats
or suggestions that an individual's submission to or rejection of unwelcome conduct will in any way
influence a decision regarding that persons employment or education or that it will interfere in any
way with a persons employment or education or create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or
educational environment. Sexual harassment is prohibited regardless of the sex of the victim or that of the
harasser.
Sexual harassment by a student, employee, individual under contract, or volunteer will result in
disciplinary action up to and including dismissal or expulsion.
Legal References:
42 U.S.C. §2000e (Title VII)
29 C.F.R. §1604.11 (EEOC Guidelines on Sexual Harassment)
20 U.S.C. §1681-1688 (Title IX)
Connecticut General Statutes §46a-60(a)(8)