Pupil Nondiscrimination

Pupil Nondiscrimination Statement:

Consistent with legal requirements, the School District of Altoona shall not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin (including limited English proficiency), ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, homelessness status, or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability/ handicap in its curricular, career and technical education, co-curricular, student services, recreational or other programs or activities, or in admission or access to programs or activities offered by the District as required by section 118.13 of the statutes. This policy also prohibits student discrimination under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race, color, national origin), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (handicap) and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (disability).

The District encourages informal resolution of discrimination complaints.  A formal complaint resolution procedure is available, however, to address allegations of violations of the District’s equal educational opportunities policy.

Any questions concerning this policy, or policy compliance, should be directed to:

Director of Special Education and Pupil Services
School District of Altoona
Missy Lesik mlesik@altoona.k12.wi.us
1903 Bartlett Avenue, Altoona WI 54720

The responsibilities of the individual identified above include serving as the District’s Title IX Coordinator (sex discrimination and sexual harassment issues and complaints), Section 504 Coordinator (handicap/disability discrimination issues and complaints), and coordinator of all other student nondiscrimination-related issues and complaints.

The District does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that the District operates.  Title IX’s requirement not to discriminate in any education program or activity extends to cover, but is not limited to, District students, certain admissions processes, and District employment. Inquiries regarding how Title IX and the federal Title IX regulations apply to the District may be referred to a District Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, or to both.  

The District’s commitment to nondiscrimination under Title IX and under other state and federal laws is further defined in the following policies of the School District: Policy 113, Policy 411, Policy 411.1, Policy 511, and Policy 512. 

To view the full Title IX notice that includes information about the process for filing a complaint regarding sex discrimination or sexual harassment, please visit this link: Title IX