Title IX Non-Discrimination Policy
Pima County JTED is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, language of origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or marital status, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Unless expressly superseded by controlling federal or state statutes, regulations or court decisions, this policy will prevail in all matters concerning staff members, students, the public, educational programs and services and individuals with whom the Joint Board does business.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Tina Norton, Title IX Coordinator
2855 W. Master Pieces Drive, Tucson, AZ 85741
The Board is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, language of origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or marital status.
The Board is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, language of origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or marital status. In addition, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794, et seq) requires, and it is the policy of the District, that otherwise qualified handicapped persons must not be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination solely on the basis of handicap, under any district program or activity that receives federal financial assistance. The District expressly prohibits all such unlawful discrimination by its agents and employees.
Any person who believes he or she has been the victim of unlawful discrimination by an agent or employee of the district or who knows of such discrimination against another person should file a complaint with the Superintendent designee (the Compliance Officer). If the Compliance Officer is the one alleged to have unlawfully discriminated, a complaint against the Compliance Officer should be filed with the Superintendent who, for all other purposes of this policy, shall act as the Compliance Officer
Complaint Investigation Procedure
The District is committed to investigating each complaint thoroughly and to taking immediate and appropriate corrective action on all confirmed violations of this policy, as is reasonably practical after a complaint is filed. In investigating the complaint, the Compliance Officer will maintain confidentiality to the extent reasonably possible.
If the initial investigation discloses reasonable cause to believe that a violation of this policy has occurred, the Compliance Officer shall so advise the Superintendent, who shall determine whether to hold an administrative hearing and/or whether to bring the matter before the Governing Board. The determination of “reasonable cause” is not a determination that discrimination actually has occurred.
It means only that there is a reasonable basis to the allegations such that the matter should proceed to a hearing on the allegations. If the person alleged to have violated this policy is a teacher or administrator, the due process provisions of the District’s rules for Disciplinary Action Against a Teacher, or rules for Disciplinary Action Against an Administrator, whichever is applicable, shall apply. In cases of serious misconduct, dismissal proceedings in accordance with A.R.S. 15-531, et seq., may be initiated. If the person alleged to have violated this policy is a classified employee, the Compliance Officer, Superintendent or the Superintendent’s designee shall hold a hearing on the allegations and may impose discipline, short of a suspension without pay, if the evidence at the hearing so warrants. The Superintendent also may recommend that the Governing Board impose a suspension without pay, dismissal, or other appropriate discipline. If the Compliance Officer’s investigation reveals no reasonable cause to believe that this policy has been violated, the Compliance Officer shall so inform the complaining party in writing.