The Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, 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. MNPS does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal civil rights law protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. ADA has five different titles. The two that apply to schools primarily are Title I(Employees) and Tittle II (Facilities, Equipment, parents with disabilities, visitors and volunteers). The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. Published on ADA National Network (http://adata.org).
MNPS embraces every child and is committed to taking immediate action to eliminate any harassment, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. If a student believes he or she has been subjected to harassment on the basis of disability, the student is encouraged to report the harassment to MNPS 504 Coordinator in accordance with the Section 504 Grievance Policy and Procedure, SBO 1.111.
Individuals who engage in harassment on the basis of disability will be disciplined appropriately, up to and including a suspension and expulsion for students and suspension and dismissal for teachers. The district encourages students and parents to work with MNPS staff to prevent harassment on the basis of disability
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