EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY ---------------------------------------------------------

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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972:
The Bedford Central School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin in the employment and educational opportunities it offers, including vocational educational opportunities. Also, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Bedford Central School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs or activities, which it provides (including vocational programs), appointment of employees, employment pay and benefits, counseling services for students, access by students to educational programs, course offerings, textbooks, and student activities. The individual responsible for the coordination of activities relating to nondiscrimination on the basis of sex is Cynthia Hawthorne, Assistant Superintendent of Business and Dr. Edward Escobar, Director of Pupil Personnel Services. Either Ms. Hawthorne or Dr. Escobar will provide information, including information on complaint procedures, to any student or employee who feels that her or his rights under Title IX may have been violated by the District or its officials. Ms. Hawthorne and Dr. Escobar's offices are in the Administration Building on the Fox Lane Campus. Ms. Hawthorne can be reached at 241-6018 and Dr. Escobar can be reached at 241-6022. In addition, any student or employee may make an inquiry or complaint directly to the Federal Office for Civil Rights. A grievance procedure is available to the public; interested persons should contact either Ms. Hawthorne or Dr. Escobar.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973:
The Bedford Central School District hereby gives notice that it does not discriminate on the basis of disability as prohibited by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act. The District further gives notice that it does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to its programs and/or activities including vocational education programs and that no qualified individual with a disability will be denied an employment opportunity on the basis of such disability. Inquiries concerning this policy may be referred to Dr. Edward Escobar, who also serves as the Section 504 Coordinator. His office is in the Administration Building on the Fox Lane campus. He can be reached at 241-6022. A grievance procedure is available to the public; interested persons should contact Dr. Escobar.

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