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504 Notice & Nondiscrimination

SECTION 504 NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION

Students, parents, employees, and others doing business with or performing services for Moses Lake School District are hereby notified that this school district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment in, its programs and activities.


Any person having inquiries concerning the school district’s compliance with the regulations implementing Section 504 is directed to contact Dr. Kevin Peterson, who has been designated by the school district to coordinate the district’s efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.


Dr. Kevin Peterson, SECTION 504 Compliance Officer

kpeterson@mlsd161.org

1620 S. Pioneer Way

Moses Lake, WA 98837

509.793.7599

Non-Discrimination Notice for Students

Moses Lake School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation (including gender expression or identity), the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. District programs will be free from sexual harassment. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities. Board Policy 3210 and associated procedures outline the steps taken to secure an equitable solution to a justifiable complaint.


Non-Discrimination Notice for Staff

Moses Lake School District is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from all groups are encouraged. Moses Lake School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Board Policy 5010 provides the steps that shall be taken in the grievance process. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to:


Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Compliance Officer

Barb Shimek, HR Director

bshimek@mlsd161.org

1620 S. Pioneer Way

Moses Lake, WA   98837

509.793.7725

 

Section 504/ADA Coordinator

Dr. Kevin Peterson, Exec. Director of Learning Support and Continuous Improvement

kpeterson@mlsd161.org

1620 S. Pioneer Way

Moses Lake, WA   98837

509.793.7599


Non-Discrimination Grievance Procedures

Students, and/or parents, staff, or other individuals acting on behalf of students of the district are eligible to participate in the complaint procedure. The complaint procedure is designed to assure that the resolution of real or alleged violations will be directed toward a just solution that is satisfactory to the complainant, the administration, and the school board.

Board Policy 3210 and associated procedures outline the steps taken to secure an equitable solution to a justifiable complaint.
If you have questions or need assistance with the process, please contact the District Compliance Officer, Barb Shimek at 509.793.7725.