Non-Discrimination Statement

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Souderton Area School District is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, marital status, pregnancy or handicap/disability in its admissions procedures, educational programs, services, activities or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 and/or any applicable federal statute. For information regarding non-discrimination in school, classroom, and employment practices, contact the District’s Compliance Officer.

Compliance Officer
Dr. Christopher D. Hey, Assistant Superintendent/Director of Human Resources
Souderton Area School District Administrative Offices
760 Lower Road
Souderton, PA 18964
215-721-6061
chey@soudertonsd.org

The Souderton Area School District will assist students who have Limited English Proficiency to participate in all programs, services and activities.

Non-Discrimination of Qualified Students with Disabilities
Annual Notice to Parents

In compliance with state and federal law, the Souderton Area School District will ensure that all district programs and practices are free from discrimination against all qualified students with disabilities. The District will provide to each qualified student with a disability without discrimination or costs to the student or family, those related aids, services or accommodations which are needed to provide equal opportunity to participate in and obtain the benefits of the school program and extracurricular activities to the maximum extent appropriate to the student’s abilities. A qualified student with a disability is a school-age child who has a physical or mental disability which substantially limits or prohibits participation in or access to an aspect of the district’s educational programs, nonacademic services or extracurricular activities

These services and protections for “qualified students with disabilities” are distinct from those applicable to all eligible or exceptional students enrolled (or seeking enrollment) in special education programs. For information regarding non-discrimination of qualified students with disabilities, as well as the evaluation procedures and provision of services to qualified students with disabilities, contact the District’s Section 504 Coordinator.

Section 504 Coordinator
Ms. Megan Zweiback, Director of Pupil Services
Souderton Area School District Administrative Offices
760 Lower Road
Souderton, PA 18964
215-721-6061
mzweiback@soudertonsd.org

COMPLAINT PROCEDURES FOR VIOLATIONS OF NONDISCIMINATION POLICIES

Any individual who believes that she or he has been subject to harassment or any conduct that constitutes a violation of district policies prohibiting discrimination is encouraged to immediately report the incident as described below.

Complaint Procedures for Nondiscrimination in School and Classroom Practices under Policy #103 – Nondiscrimination in School and Classroom Practices

A student or third party who believes s/he has been subject to conduct by any student, employee or third party that constitutes a violation of this policy is encouraged to immediately report the incident to the building principal. Any person with knowledge of conduct that may violate this policy, is encouraged to immediately report the matter to the building principal.

A school employee who suspects or is notified that a student has been subject to conduct that constitutes a violation of this policy shall immediately report the incident to the building principal, as well as properly making any mandatory police or child protective services reports required by law.

Complaint Procedures for Nondiscrimination of Qualified Students with Disabilities under Policy #103.1 – Nondiscrimination - Qualified Students with Disabilities

A student or parent/guardian who believes s/he has been subject to conduct by any student, employee or third party that constitutes a violation of this policy is encouraged to immediately report the incident to the Section 504 building administrator. Any person with knowledge of conduct that may violate this policy, is encouraged to immediately report the matter to the Section 504 building administrator.

A school employee who suspects or is notified that a student has been subject to conduct that constitutes a violation of this policy shall immediately report the incident to the Section 504 building administrator, as well as properly making any mandatory police or child protective services reports required by law.

Complaint Procedures for Nondiscrimination in Employment Practices under Policy #104 – Nondiscrimination in Employment Practices

An employee or third party who believes s/he has been subject to conduct by any student, employee or third party that constitutes a violation of this policy is encouraged to immediately report the matter to the building principal or supervisor. Any person with knowledge of conduct which may violate this policy, is encouraged to immediately report the matter to the building principal or supervisor.