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Non-Discrimination Notice
Policy Code: 2006 Discrimination - It is the policy of Johnston County Schools that no employee nor student shall be discriminated against in any manner on account of, or because of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, genetic information or disability in its programs or activities. Johnston County Schools also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other disignated youth groups.
The Johnston County School District offers classes in Career and Technical Education (CTE) program areas under its open admissions policy. Lack of English language proficiency will not be a barrier to admission and participation in Career and Technical Education programs.

Complaints of any of the above discrimination acts should be reported to the Principal of the school. The Principal shall address the concerns of the complainant. If the matter is not resolved through a written response by the Principal, the grievance may be appealed to the Superintendent or his Designee pursuant to Board Policy 4300. If the complainant is not satisfied with the Superintendent’s response, the complainant may appeal to the Johnston County Board of Education pursuant to Board Policy 4300.

The policy shall also apply to any complaints based on Title IX of the U.S. Code.

Johnston County Schools will provide a free appropriate public education to each qualified student with a disability in accordance with federal law and regulations. The non-discrimination policy includes, but is not limited to, benefits of participation in district programs and activities, including extracurricular activities. A student with a disability who seeks to participate in an extracurricular activity may be entitled to an accommodation in trying out for or participating in that activity and the Board’s Section 504 procedures apply to any situations where a request for accommodation is made.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries from employees regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Dolores Gill
Area Superintendent
P.O. Box 1336
Smithfield, NC 27577
Telephone: 919-934-6031

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries from parents and/or students regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Kathleen McLamb
Executive Director for Regular and Gifted Education/504
P.O. Box 1336
Smithfield, NC 27577
Telephone: 919-934-4361

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, contact the following Office of Civil Rights enforcement office, which serves North Carolina:

Washington DC (Metro)
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1475
Telephone: 202-453-6020
FAX: 202-453-6021; TDD: 877-521-2172
Email: OCR.DC@ed.gov

Or contact OCR headquarters at 1-800-421-3481

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