Weber High School

Civil Rights Information

Civil Rights Disclosure

Equal Educational and Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of the Weber School District and Weber High School to provide equal educational and employment opportunity for all individuals. Therefore, the District and Weber High School prohibit all discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. This policy extends to all aspects of the District’s and Weber High School’s educational programs, as well as to the use of all District facilities, and participation in all District-Weber High School’s sponsored activities.

Civil Rights Complaint Procedure
Complaints of discrimination should be filed with the individual’s principal or supervisor and/or with the District Compliance Officer according to the provisions of the Weber School District Civil Rights/Section 504 Grievance Procedure. If the complaint is against the principal or supervisor, the complaint may be filed directly with the District Compliance Officer.

The individuals who have been designated to monitor and coordinate the District’s compliance with Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and all other applicable State and Federal civil rights laws, may be reached at the following address and telephone numbers:
ADA (Employment Issues) Coordinator

Weber School District
5320 Adams Ave. Parkway
South Ogden, Ut 84405
tel: (801) 476-7800
Kevin Sederholm

ADA (Student Issues) /504 Coordinator
Weber School District
5320 Adams Ave. Parkway
South Ogden, Ut 84405
tel: (801) 476-7873
Lori Rasmussen

Title IX Compliance Coordinator
Civil Rights/Sexual Harassment
Weber School District
5320 Adams Ave. Parkway
South Ogden, Ut 84405
tel: (801) 476-7876
Bill Grilz

Title IX Compliance Coordinator
Gender Based Discrimination in Athletic Programing
Weber School District
5320 Adams Ave. Parkway
South Ogden, Ut 84405
tel: (801) 476-7876
Bill Grilz

Discrimination complaints should be reported as soon as possible, but no later than 90 days after the incident(s) in order to be effectively investigated and resolved.

Accommodations for Individuals With Disabilities
In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Weber School District and Weber High School will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Students, parents, or employees needing accommodations should contact their school ADA/504 Coordinator, principal or supervisor. Or you may contact the District ADA Coordinator, Marilyn Runolfson (801-476-7884), for parent or employee accommodations; or 504 Director, Lori Rasmussen, (801-476-7873) for student accommodations.

Civil Rights/Section 504 Grievance Procedure

Local Procedure
Step 1: A written grievance signed by the complainant shall be submitted to the appropriate Coordinator. The Coordinator shall further investigate the matters of grievance and reply in writing to the complainant within 10 business days.
Step 2: If the complainant wishes to appeal the decision of the Coordinator, she/he may submit a signed statement of appeal to the Superintendent of Schools within 10 business days after receipt of the Coordinator’s response. The Superintendent shall meet with all parties involved, formulate a conclusion, and respond in writing to the complainant within 10 business days.
Step 3: If the complainant is not satisfied, she/he may appeal through a signed statement to the Weber School Board of Education within 10 business days of her/his receipt of the Superintendent’s response in step 2. In an attempt to resolve the grievance, the Board will meet with the concerned parties and their representative within 40 days of such an appeal. A copy of the Board’s disposition of the appeal shall be sent to each party within 10 business days of this meeting.

Federal Procedure
The complainant may file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at any time before, during, or after the local grievance procedure. The contact information for the office is as follows:

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
(800) 421-3481, TTD (877) 521-2172

Safe and Orderly Schools
It is the policy of the Weber School District and Weber High School to promote a safe and orderly school environment for all students and employees. Criminal acts or disruptive behavior of any kind will not be tolerated and any individual who engages in such activity will be subject to school disciplinary action as determined by school administrators, District disciplinary action as determined by the Student Services Director, police referral and/or prosecution. In determining appropriate discipline, school officials will consider the totality of the circumstances, including the severity of the offense, as well as the individual’s age, disability status, intent, academic status, and prior disciplinary record.

Extracurricular Activities
Participation in interscholastic athletics, cheerleading, marching band, student government, student clubs, graduation ceremonies, and other extracurricular activities is not a constitutionally protected civil right. Therefore, students who are suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, or expelled, may lose the privilege of participation in all extracurricular activities during the period of discipline and will not be afforded due process procedures to challenge the denial of participation.

Harassment/Hazing
Students may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted for engaging in any physical or verbal aggression, intimidation, initiation, or discrimination of any school employee or student or school-related activity regardless of location or circumstance, including but not limited to bullying, hazing, or sexual, racial, ethnic, religious or disability-related harassment.

Search and Seizure
School officials have the authority to search a student’s person, personal property, or vehicle while located on school property or at a school sponsored activity, when they have reason to believe that the search will turn up evidence that the student has violated or is violating a particular law or school rule.
Students have no right or expectation of privacy in school lockers. School lockers are the sole property of the Weber School District and Weber High School. Periodic inspections of lockers, including the use of drug detecting canines, may be conducted by school authorities for any reason at any time, without notice, without student consent, and without a search warrant.

Compulsory Education Requirements
A parent or legal guardian having custody over a school-age minor is required under State law to enroll and send a school-age minor in a public or established private school during the school year in the district in which the minor resides. The process of education requires continuity of instruction, class participation and study. Frequent absences from classes disrupt the instructional process. Parents/guardians are encouraged to work with the school in promoting regular attendance of all students.

Rights Under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment
The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) affords parents certain rights regarding the use of surveys or other school activities which may involve the collection or use of protected information. These include the right to:

Consent before students are required to submit to a survey that concerns one or more of the following protected areas:
[a] Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent;
[b] Mental or psychological problems of the student or student’s family;
[c] Sexual behavior, orientation or attitudes;
[d] Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;
[e] Critical appraisals of others with whom respondents have close family relationships;
[f] Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or ministers;
[g] Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents; or
[h] Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility.

Receive notice and an opportunity to opt a student out of activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained from students regarding any of the protected information areas.

Inspect, upon request and before administration or use of:
[a] Protected information surveys designed to be administered to students; and
[b] Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum.

Weber School District has policies in place to protect student privacy as required by both state and Federal law. Weber High School will directly notify you of the specific or approximate dates of activities which involve the collection or use of protected information, and provide an opportunity to opt your student out of participating in such activities.

Parents who believe their rights have been violated may contact the school’s administration or file a complaint with:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-5920
(202) 260-3887

Informal inquires may be sent to FPCO via the following email address: .

Religious Expression In Public Schools
In compliance with existing federal and state law regarding religion and religious expression in public schools, the District or school may neither advance nor inhibit religion. It is the District’s policy to:
(1) allow students and employees to engage in expression of personal religious views or beliefs within the parameters of current law, and

(2)maintain the schools official neutrality regarding sectarian religious issues according to the constitutional principle of separation between church and state.

Rights Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. They are:
(1) The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the District receives a request for access.
Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
(2) The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading.
Parents or eligible students may ask Weber School District to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the school principal, clearly identifying the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading.
If the District decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the District will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.
(3) The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interest. A school official is a person employed by the District as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the School Board; a person or company with whom the District has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.

A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

(4) The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
600 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605

NOTE: Personal information about students, known as “directory information”, can be made public. This information may include a student’s name, address, telephone number, email address, photographs, date and place of birth, grade level, awards, honors and other information typically found in school yearbooks, athletic programs, honor rolls or class/school contests. If parents do not wish this information to be made public, the school must be contacted within 15 days of this notice. Any parents who have concerns regarding photographs or videos of students in activities or events should contact the principal. Additionally, federal law requires that the district/school provide military recruiters with three directory information categories - names, addresses and telephone numbers – unless parents have advised the school that they do not want such information disclosed without their prior written consent.

 

Weber School District Annual CTE Public Notification of Nondiscrimination

 

  1. Weber School District offers Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in https://wsd.net/departments/education/career-and-technical-education/pathways-programs
  1. Admission to these programs is based on a student’s desire to take courses in the desired field of study.
  1. It is the policy of Weber School District not to discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex or disabilities in its CTE programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ; and Section of 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
  1. It is the policy of Weber School District not to discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, and disabilities or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. 
  1. Weber School District will take steps to assure that the lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and CTE programs. 
  1. For more information about your rights or grievance procedures, please contact the following individuals:

Title IX: Art Hansen 

Email:  

Phone: (801) 476- 7866

 

Section 504 Coordinator: Karen Miller 

Email:

Phone: (801) 476- 7830

 

All other related inquiries and complaints may be directed to a school administrator or to the Weber School District Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Director.

Equity, Justice and Inclusion Director: Jamie Ellis

Email:

Phone: (801) 476- 7869

 

  1. Weber School District’s Non-Discrimination Statement is available online at https://wsd.net/resources/transparency/non-discrimination-statement


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- WSD Nondiscrimination Email to Parents & Students: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lAeisT9abu0ldi2mKgwUOIZkMbfdCyKhpTIG_Dn3HDo/edit?usp=sharing (sent to all parents and students)

- Roy High Nondiscrimination Message (in all high schools) http://roy.wsd.net/index.php/component/content/article/2-uncategorised/460-cte-public-notification?Itemid=101

- This announcement will also be embedded this year in online registration for students

- Evidence is posted on school websites & we have uploaded it for online registration to see.

- All online registration materials have CTE programs offered and the prerequisites for each program.  In addition, we have sent our pathway materials and concurrent enrollment materials.   Pathway desktop Guide for counselors and teachers and parents: file:///C:/Users/rbelnap/Downloads/CTE%20Desktop%20Reference%20Guide%20Pathways%20Web%20Edition.pdf

- Pathway Flyers on all Pathways: file:///C:/Users/rbelnap/Downloads/CTE%20PATHWAYS%20(3)%20(2).pdf

- Pathway Flyers in Spanish file:///C:/Users/rbelnap/Downloads/CTE%20Pathways%20Brochure%20Spanish.pdf

- Concurrent Enrollment Brochure in Spanish: file:///C:/Users/rbelnap/Downloads/CE%20Brochure%20Spanish%20(1).pdf

- Concurrent Enrollment Brochure in English: file:///C:/Users/rbelnap/Downloads/Concurrent%20Enrollment%20Brochure%20(1).pdf

- http://wsd.net/resources/downloadable/documents-forms/equity-justice-and-inclusion/civil-rights-and-bullying-report/2220-wsd-how-to-file-an-ocr-complaint-spanish/file (Nondiscrimination statement in Spanish)

- WSD Civil Rights: Board Policies 4120 & 7100 Nondiscrimmination, Bullying, Sexual Harassment, Title IX, IV, Section 504, File a Complaint: https://wsd.net/departments/education/equity-justice-and-inclusion/civil-rights-bullying-report  

- This is included on all online handbooks because we no longer have physical handbooks and is also found online.

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- WSD Nondiscrimination Email to Parents & Students: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lAeisT9abu0ldi2mKgwUOIZkMbfdCyKhpTIG_Dn3HDo/edit?usp=sharing

504 Accommodations: https://wsd.net/departments/education/equity-justice-and-inclusion/section-504

Bullying Investigation: https://wsd.net/departments/education/equity-justice-and-inclusion/civil-rights-bullying-report/bullying-investigation

File an OCR Complaint: (English) https://wsd.net/departments/education/equity-justice-and-inclusion/civil-rights-bullying-report/file-an-ocr-complaint

File an OCR Complaint (Spanish): https://wsd.net/resources/downloadable/documents-forms/equity-justice-and-inclusion/civil-rights-and-bullying-report/2220-wsd-how-to-file-an-ocr-complaint-spanish/file

Title IX & Sexual Harassment: https://wsd.net/departments/education/equity-justice-and-inclusion/civil-rights-bullying-report/title-ix

WSD Policies (4120 Discrimination & Harassment): https://wsd.net/docman-list/documents/board/policies-and-procedures/2162-article-4-students/file

- WSD Civil Rights: Board Policies 4120 & 7100 Nondiscrimmination, Bullying, Sexual Harassment, Title IX, IV, Section 504, File a Complaint: https://wsd.net/departments/education/equity-justice-and-inclusion/civil-rights-bullying-report

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-https://wsd.net/resources/downloadable/documents-forms/equity-justice-and-inclusion/civil-rights-and-bullying-report/2220-wsd-how-to-file-an-ocr-complaint-spanish/file

This is found on our district and high school websites and links. 

CTE Internship Poster with AntiDiscrimmination statement: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U1ftDTmkFkX3dEW1AQNLnIGW9Bn32iIB/view?usp=sharing

CTE Pathway Poster with AntiDiscrimmination statement: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1two-587pueGJX7NLTT4tKKztAOxjHrPd/view?usp=sharing

CTE Pathways Brochure with AntiDiscrimmination statement

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B6d4mDBbPqY1Kqw0LnM5_8gjYggmvcw7/view?usp=sharing

- Also, magnet program forms, promotion (pictures included in email) in short form.

Pathway Flyers on all Pathways: file:///C:/Users/rbelnap/Downloads/CTE%20PATHWAYS%20(3)%20(2).pdf

- Pathway Flyers in Spanish file:///C:/Users/rbelnap/Downloads/CTE%20Pathways%20Brochure%20Spanish.pdf

- Concurrent Enrollment Brochure in Spanish: file:///C:/Users/rbelnap/Downloads/CE%20Brochure%20Spanish%20(1).pdf

- Concurrent Enrollment Brochure in English: file:///C:/Users/rbelnap/Downloads/Concurrent%20Enrollment%20Brochure%20(1).pdf

  1. - In each of our communities, Spanish is the primary secondary language. Weber County has the largest number of Latinos as per census data of any county. This is determined from student services data and district demographic data as well as feedback from our community councils.

- 504 Accommodations: https://wsd.net/departments/education/equity-justice-and-inclusion/section-504

- We are currently recording this, Closed Captioning, and and ASL is going to video and sign this information. In process. We do have the resources in place for individual requests for visual and hearing impaired. This is being coordinated by our new equity director, Jamie Ellis.  We also go through the 504 process, counselors, and special education to determine the unique needs based on visual, hearing, or other impairments and then we accomodate those needs in class.  

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 https://wsd.net/docman-list/documents/board/policies-and-procedures/2193-4120-discrimination-clause-clausula-de-discriminacion/file

- https://wsd.net/departments/education/equity-justice-and-inclusion/civil-rights-bullying-report  (Grievance policy included on all secondary websites & registration communication)

- 4120 student discrimmination & harassment policy, all employees have had an electronic training, Title IX training for all employees, Bullying & Hazing training for all employees, 

- https://bonneville.wsd.net/index.php/en/parents/civil-rights-information

- https://wsd.net/docman-list/documents/board/policies-and-procedures/2162-article-4-students/file

  1. We have created a new district policy (5201) to fully address grievance policies on this matter as it relates to a. student to student b. student to staff c. visitors to all d. staff to student and e. staff to staff f. systems being discriminatory. We will have them online since there are no handbooks in hard copy and do so in both languages. We need to instruct staff annually in these matters and will put them into professional development. Will be included in Spanish as well.

- https://wsd.net/resources/transparency/non-discrimination-statement (Denver Office Listed here as well as contract information for Jamie Ellis, Equity Director and contact information)

- The individual that is handling this training and grievances works in the district office, has direct access (same office) as our legal representation and has tremendous experience in this area of equity along with a team of individuals who work with but independent of others.

- https://wsd.net/departments/education/equity-justice-and-inclusion/civil-rights-bullying-report  

- Grievance policies E & S WSD Civil Rights: Board Policies 4120 & 7100 Nondiscrimmination, Bullying, Sexual Harassment, Title IX, IV, Section 504, File a Complaint: https://wsd.net/departments/education/equity-justice-and-inclusion/civil-rights-bullying-report

- Weber High Civil Rights Info: http://weber.wsd.net/index.php/student-services/civil-rights-information

- File an OCR Complaint: (English) https://wsd.net/departments/education/equity-justice-and-inclusion/civil-rights-bullying-report/file-an-ocr-complaint

- File an OCR Complaint (Spanish): https://wsd.net/resources/downloadable/documents-forms/equity-justice-and-inclusion/civil-rights-and-bullying-report/2220-wsd-how-to-file-an-ocr-complaint-spanish/file

- Bullying Investigation: https://wsd.net/departments/education/equity-justice-and-inclusion/civil-rights-bullying-report/bullying-investigation

Title IX & Sexual Harassment: https://wsd.net/departments/education/equity-justice-and-inclusion/civil-rights-bullying-report/title-ix

WSD Policies (4120 Discrimination & Harassment): https://wsd.net/docman-list/documents/board/policies-and-procedures/2162-article-4-students/file

  1. I have included numerous examples of how this is dissemenated mainly electronic but also it can be found on print materials that have been included in this document and attachments. They are in electronic handbooks and on websites.  Here are a few examples.... CTE Internship Poster with AntiDiscrimmination statement: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U1ftDTmkFkX3dEW1AQNLnIGW9Bn32iIB/view?usp=sharing

CTE Pathway Poster with AntiDiscrimmination statement: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1two-587pueGJX7NLTT4tKKztAOxjHrPd/view?usp=sharing

CTE Pathways Brochure with AntiDiscrimmination statement

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B6d4mDBbPqY1Kqw0LnM5_8gjYggmvcw7/view?usp=sharing

 

  1. Title IX: Art Hansen 

Email:  

Phone: (801) 476- 7866

 

Section 504 Coordinator: Karen Miller 

Email:

Phone: (801) 476- 7830

 

Inquiries and complaints around Title VI and II may be directed to a school administrator or to the Weber School District Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Director.

Equity, Justice and Inclusion Director: Jamie Ellis

Email:

Phone: (801) 476- 7869

  1. We now have in place yearly trainings for all employees and students around bullying/hazing, harassment, discrimination, EL and special education students, reporting of abuse and harassment both on a school level and district level.
  2. Conflict of interest primarily would be the reason for handling particular grievances. 
  3. Denver Office Information: https://wsd.net/departments/education/equity-justice-and-inclusion/civil-rights-bullying-report/file-an-ocr-complaint

WSD Civil Rights: Board Policies 4120 & 7100 Nondiscrimmination, Bullying, Sexual Harassment, Title IX, IV, Section 504, File a Complaint: https://wsd.net/departments/education/equity-justice-and-inclusion/civil-rights-bullying-report