Non-Discrimination Statement

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, color, age, and/or disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs, services, or activities, and provides access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. MNPS does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.

 

Civil Rights Compliance

MNPS is committed to ensuring that all students and adults are given the opportunity to learn, participate, and work in an environment that is free from discrimination by adhering to the following laws:

Law

 

Details

 

Contact for Questions or Complaints

 

Title VI of
the Civil Rights Act
of 1964
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, color or national origin. To file a Title VI or Title IX complaint, or have inquiries, please email [email protected], call 615-259-8634 or write to: 2601 Bransford Avenue, Nashville, Tenn. 37204.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
of 1964
Title VII protects individuals against employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, as well as national origin.

 

MNPS is committed to maintaining equitable employment/educational practices, services, programs and activities that are accessible and usable by qualified individuals with disabilities. For more specific information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance and grievance procedures, refer to MNPS Policy 5.501.

To file a Title VII complaint or if you have questions regarding employment discrimination, please contact Mary Ellen Zander, Director, Employee Relations by emailing [email protected], mailing a letter to 2601 Bransford Avenue Nashville, TN 37204, or calling 615-259-8440.
Title IX
of the Education Amendments of 1972
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.

 

In order to maintain a safe, civil, and supportive learning environment, all forms of sexual harassment and discrimination on the basis of sex are prohibited. This policy shall cover employees, employees' behaviors, students, and students' behaviors while on school property, at any school-sponsored activity, on school-provided equipment or transportation, or at any official school bus stop in accordance with federal law. This policy shall be disseminated annually to all school staff, students, and parent(s)/guardian(s). The Title IX designee as well as any personnel chosen to facilitate the grievance process shall not have a conflict of interest against any party of the complaint. These individuals shall receive training as to how to promptly and equitably resolve student and employee complaints. All employees shall receive training on complying with this policy and federal law.

The Title IX designee shall respond promptly to all general reports as well as formal complaints of sexual harassment. He/she shall be kept informed by school-level personnel of all investigations and shall provide input on an ongoing basis as appropriate. Any individual may contact the Title IX designee at any time using the information below

For further information about students' rights and services, contact the Tennessee Department of Education at 615-741-2731, learn more at www.state.tn.us/education.

The Department of Education is located at: Andrew Johnson Tower, 710 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, Tenn., 37243.

 

 

Section 504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Public Law 93-112) is a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education. The Section 504 guidelines require a school district to provide a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to each qualified student with a disability who is in the school district’s jurisdiction, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability. Under Section 504, FAPE consists of the provision of regular or special education and related aids and services designed to meet the student’s individual educational needs as adequately as the needs of nondisabled students are met.

 

Who Qualifies?

An eligible student under Section 504 is a student who (a) has, (b) has a record of having, or (c) is regarded as having, a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits a major life activity such as learning, self-care, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, working and performing manual tasks.

 

Referral

Students suspected of having a disabling condition may be referred to the School Section 504 Coordinator for evaluation by any source in writing or orally. Sources include, but are not limited to: parents, medical personnel, school district, or other public agency personnel, community agencies, civil authorities, and/or other interested persons.

 

Team Meeting

Within 10 days of receiving the initial referral, the School Section 504 Coordinator will schedule a meeting with the appropriate team members. The team should be comprised of qualified professionals who are knowledgeable about the student and the suspected disabling condition of the student. Members of the team should include the parent, the student’s teacher(s), counselor, and administrator or designee, an assessment specialist (School Psychologist, Vision Specialist, Nurse Supervisor, OT, PT, or Hearing Specialist), and any other appropriate personnel.

 

Evaluation

Written consent must be given by a parent/guardian in order for the school to proceed with a 504 evaluation. The team has up to 60 days to determine eligibility. The team should draw upon information from a variety of sources such as: aptitude and achievement tests, teacher recommendations, physical condition, social or cultural background, and adaptive behavior. The team will establish procedures to ensure that information obtained from all such sources is documented, carefully considered, and is tailored to assess specific areas of educational need. If eligible, a Section 504 Accommodation plan will be developed by the team.

MNPS SECTION 504 GUIDE

STUDENT HANDBOOK

 

 

CTE Notice of Non-Discrimination

The Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, color, age, and/or disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs, services, or activities, and provides access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. MNPS does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.

MNPS high schools offer classes in many Career and Technical Education (CTE) clusters and does not discriminate. Lack of English language proficiency will not be a barrier to admission and participation in CTE programs. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:

  • Title IX Coordinator
    Carly Elliott - Civil Rights Executive Director
    2601 Bransford Avenue
    Email

  • Ashley Collins, Ed.D., Director of Civil Rights & Special Populations
    2601 Bransford Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37204
    Email
    Phone: 615-259-8486

  • Jennifer Earwood, Title II Coordinator
    2601 Bransford Avenue, Nashville, TN 37204
    Email
    Phone: 615-259-8631