Notice of Non-Discrimination
In compliance with federal law, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act
We are here to ensure that, "No otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall solely by reason of her or his disability be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) as amended, is a civil rights statute which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities as defined in Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Section 504 is enforced by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). OCR also enforces Title II of the ADA, which was reauthorized as the ADAAA of 2008 and which extends this prohibition against discrimination to the full range of state and local government services (including public schools), programs, or activities regardless of whether they receive federal funding. Therefore, Section 504 is now part of the ADAAA and enforced as such.
The Section 504 Program Manager is responsible for compliance with these statutes and is the contact person for questions related to Section 504 and the ADA:
Program Manager, Section 504
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) shall not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. The Title IX Coordinator shall serve as the Title IX officer for the District.
The Title IX Coordinator’s duties include, but are not be limited to, coordinating the District’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX and to carry out an investigation of any grievance communicated to the District alleging noncompliance with Title IX or alleging any actions which would be prohibited by Title IX in accordance with the procedures set forth hereinafter. The Title IX Coordinator may be assisted by other personnel as needed, including but not limited to personnel in the District’s Human Resources department.
Visit the Title IX webpage, for complete information including training and grievance procedures.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant's name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
mail, fax or email to:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
fax: 833-256-1665 or 202-690-7442
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education that all applicants for employment and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or disability. This policy applies to all personnel actions, including recruiting, hiring, assignments, promotions, evaluations, transfers, compensation, training, discipline, termination and other terms and conditions of employment.
In compliance with Federal Law, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability.
Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities, may be referred to the District's Title IX Coordinator.
Or you may contact the Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education.