Nondiscrimination Commitment and Title IX Policy

  • Lyons Township High School District 204 is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in its education programs and activities and employment. The District complies with all laws and applicable regulations that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation by and in the District, including the following:

    1. Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act
    2. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
    3. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
    4. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.
    5. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq.
    6. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 
    7. The State Officials and Employees Ethics Act
    8. The Illinois Human Rights Act
    9. Sections 10-22.5, 27-1, and 20.60 of the School Code and 23 Illinois Administrative Code Part 200

    Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act, 820 ILCS 108/

    Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003, 820 ILCS 112/

    Illinois Genetic Information Privacy Act (GINA), 410 ILCS 513/ and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000ff et seq.

    1. Employee Credit Privacy Act, 820 ILCS 70/

    The District will use the grievance procedures in Board of Education Policies 2:260 (Uniform Grievance Procedure) and 2:265 (Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure) to process complaints based on alleged violations of law or Board policy.

    No student, parent/guardian, employee, or other member of the District community will be subjected to retaliation as prohibited under any law or Board policy, including those laws identified above. Retaliation is an adverse act imposed because a person has asserted a right or participated in a process involving the assertion of a right, including reporting a violation of law or Board policy or participating in the grievance processes used to process complaints based on alleged violations of law or Board policy.

    Any person who believes any student, employee, or third party or the District generally has engaged in conduct prohibited by the laws cited above or Board policy, including discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, or who has inquiries about the application of the laws cited above or Board policy should contact a District Nondiscrimination/Title IX Coordinator, using the contact information below:

    Edward Piotrowski
    Director of Human Resources
    Lyons Township High School District 204
    100 S. Brainard Avenue
    LaGrange, IL 60525
    epiotrowski@lths.net
    708-579-6456

    The following agencies may also be able to answer inquiries about some of the laws cited above:

    U.S. Department of Education
    Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
    Chicago Office
    JCK Federal Building
    230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60604
    Telephone: (312) 730-1560
    Facsimile: (312) 730-1576
    Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov
    Website: www.ed.gov/ocr

    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
    Chicago District Office
    JCK Federal Building
    Chicago, IL 60604
    Telephone: (312) 872-9744
    Facsimile: 312-588-1260
    Info@EEOC.org
    Website: www.eeoc.gov

    Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR)
    Springfield Office
    535 West Jefferson
    1st Floor
    Intake Unit
    Springfield, IL 62702
    Telephone: (217) 785-5100
    Facsimile: (217) 785-5106
    Email: IDHR.webmail@Illinois.gov
    Website: www2.illinois.gov/DHR  

    More information on the Board policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation can be found in Board policy, including, for example, Board policies 5:10 (Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment), 5:20 (Workplace Harassment Prohibited), 7:10 (Equal Educational Opportunities), 7:20 (Harassment of Students Prohibited); 7:180 (Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment) More information about how to report discrimination, harassment, or retaliation can be found in Board policies 2:260 (Uniform Grievance Procedure) and 2:265 (Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure). The Board’s policy handbook is available online at www.boardpolicyonline.com/?b=lyons_204.