Non-Discrimination Statement of Southern Westchester BOCES

The Southern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services, its officers and employees, shall not discriminate against any individuals, including but not limited to students, employees or applicants on the basis of age, religion, race, creed, color, gender expression or identity, national origin, sex, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, or predisposing genetic characteristics. 

 This policy of nondiscrimination includes access by students to educational programs; counseling services for students; course offerings and student activities; recruitment, appointment and promotion of employees; and employment pay and benefits, and it is required by Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as attended and then promulgated thereunder, not to discriminate in such a manner. This policy also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

 Any citizen, student or employee who feels that s/he or her/his rights under Title VI, VII, IX/EEO, Section 504/Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act have been violated by the BOCES or its officials should direct all complaints to the Compliance Officer at Southern Westchester BOCES, 17 Berkley Drive, Rye Brook, NY 10573. (914) 937-3820.

Resources:
Board Policy 6462 - Bullying Peer Abuse in Southern Westchester BOCES
Board Policy 1440 - Non-Discrimination
Board Policy 5120 - Equal Employment Opportunity

Board Policy 5121 - Sexual Harassment

Complaints can also be filed directly with:

US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
New York Office
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
646-428-3800 (T)
646-428-3843 (F)
ocr.newyork@ed.gov