BOCES Non-Discrimination Policy: (Updated 8/2/16)
The BOCES shall not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, military status, veteran status, disability, or under the Boy Scout Act in the educational programs or activities which it operates, or against any employee or applicant seeking a position of employment or admission to a BOCES program. The BOCES will be in full compliance with all applicable rules and regulations pertaining to civil rights for students and employees (e.g., Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990).
Appropriate procedures shall be developed to insure the implementation of these rules and regulations concerning civil rights. The Board shall appoint a Civil Rights Compliance Officer to coordinate civil rights activities applicable to the BOCES (see subheading below).
Civil Rights Compliance Officer
The Civil Rights Compliance Officer is the Director of Personnel and Labor Relations, with offices at 6820 Thompson Rd, Syracuse, NY (phone number 315-433-2629; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org). The Civil Rights Compliance Officer shall be appointed by the Board and shall be responsible for providing information, including complaint procedures, and for handling complaints relative to civil rights (e.g., Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990) for any student, parent, employee or applicant. For civil rights discrimination claims based on race, color, national origin, sex, age and/or disability, a complainant can, at any time, also contact the Office of Civil Rights Phone: 646-428-3900/800-421-3481.