Independent School District 15
A K-12 public school district serving the communities of Athens Township, Andover, Bethel, East Bethel, Linwood Township, Nowthen, Oak Grove, St. Francis and Stanford Township


Assurance of Compliance Equity Laws

As part of the Assurance of Compliance, all school districts must verify that there is a copy of each of the following laws in every building in the district. Visit the Minnesota Department of Education Assurance of Compliance for links to the federal and state laws.

Federal Laws

  1. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 USC § 2000d, et. seq.; 34 C.F.R. Part 100)
  2. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 USC § 2000e, et. seq.; P.L. 88-352)
  3. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Pregnancy Discrimination Act (within Title VII) (42 USC § 2000e(k))
  4. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 USC §§ 1681-1688; 34 C.F.R. Part 106)
  5. Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (29 USC § 621; 42 USC § 6101; 29 C.F.R. Part 621)
  6. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (42 USC § 701; 34 C.F.R. Part 104)
  7. American with Disabilities Act (42 USC § 12101, et. seq)
  8. Denial of Equal Educational Opportunity Prohibited (20 USC § 1703)
  9. Fair Housing Act (42 USC § 3601, et. seq)
  10. Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1975 (42 USC § 6101 and 6102; 34 C.F.R. part 110)
  11. Prohibition against Discrimination Based on Blindness (20 USC § 1684)

State Laws

  1. Minnesota Human Rights Act (Minn. Stat. § 363A)
  2. Minnesota Statues, section 121A.031, prohibits student bullying
  3. Minnesota Statutes, section 121A.03 – requires school districts to have a policy prohibiting sexual/racial/religion harassment and violence
  4. Minnesota Statutes, section 121A.04 – prohibits sex discrimination in athletic programs
  5. Minnesota Rules, part 3500.0550 – relating to Inclusive Educational Program Plan
  6. Minnesota Rules, Chapter 3535.0100-.0180; 3535.2300-.2800; 3535.3000-.3700 – relating to equality of education opportunity, school desegregation, and prohibition of discriminatory practices
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