217P - Non-Discrimination

The School Board is committed to non-discrimination with regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, disability, status as a veteran, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law or based on a belief that such characteristic exists.

This commitment prevails in all of the School Board’s policies and practices concerning staff, students, educational programs and services, and individuals and entities with whom the Board does business.


Legal Reference(s):
34 CFR Part 106.9

20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688

29 U.S.C. §§ 794

42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d-2000d-7, 2000e-2000e-17, 2000ff-1

Constitution of Virginia, article I, section 11

Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, §§ 2.2-3900, 2.2-3901, 2.2-3902, 22.1-295.2


Cross Reference(s):
Policy 429P, Students- Prohibition Against Harassment and Retaliation

Policy 504P, Personnel- Equal Employment Opportunity/Non-Discrimination

Policy 506P, Personnel- Prohibition Against Harassment and Retaliation

Regulation 506R, Personnel- Appendix: Complaint of Discrimination/Prohibited Harassment and/or Retaliatory Conduct Form



Adopted: November 19, 1990
Amended: May 28, 2003
Amended: May 17, 2016
Amended: June 19, 2018
Amended: September 18, 2018
Amended: March 16, 2021