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Allentown School District

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Allentown School District is an equal rights and equal opportunity agency.  The District provides all persons equal access, regardless of race, color, age, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, transgender identity, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy or disability.  The Allentown School District will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs.  The District shall make reasonable accommodations for those with physical and mental impairments that constitute disabilities, consistent with the requirements of federal and state laws and regulations.  For information about the policy, please contact Lucretia Brown, District Equity Coordinator, at 31 S. Penn St., P.O. Box 328, Allentown, PA 18105, at telephone (484) 765-4109 or brownl@allentownsd.org.
The Allentown School Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ancestry or place of birth, or any other legally protected status in the provision of employment, educational services, programs, or activities.  The District Equity Coordinator (DEC) is responsible for  assuring the District's compliance with equal employment obligations.  Any complaint(s) or  allegations of discrimination should be directed to the Lucretia Brown, District Equity Coordinator, at 31 S. Penn St., P.O. Box 328, Allentown, PA 18105, at telephone (484) 765-4109 or brownl@allentownsd.org.  

 

Commitment to Safe Learning Environments

The Allentown School District is committed to providing safe learning environments in which all students have equal access to our education programs and resources.  In addition to our Non-Discrimination Policy, the District has adopted specific policies to prevent occurrences which can distract students from learning.  Our Anti-Harassment Policy (Board Policy #248), including sexual harassment, and our Anti-Bullying Policy (Board Policy #249) describe the district’s position on these serious topics and outline specific procedures for reporting incidents.  ​Please take time to review these policies and the other student-related which appear on our website.
The video segment below describes all school districts’ responsibility to protect individuals’ rights, especially with regard to anti-bullying and anti-harassment efforts.  The Allentown School District makes every effort to comply with established compliance requirements.  With regard to sexual harassment, a Reporting Form has been developed to ensure that incidents can be investigated promptly and thoroughly (ENGLISH)   (SPANISH).  If your child is involved in a sexual harassment incident, please report the information to the building School Equity Coordinator (Principal), the District Equity Coordinator (Lucretia Brown, Central Administration Building, 31 S. Penn Street, PO Box 238, Allentown, PA 18105), or the Superintendent or Superintendent’s designee.