It shall be the policy of the Washington Parish School Board that all applicants for admission and employment, students, parents, or legal guardians of students, or employees, sources of referral of applicants and employment, and any and all entities having business with the School Board are hereby notified that the School Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, natural, protective, or cultural hairstyle, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or veteran status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities, including any notices required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 or Part 106 of Title 34 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations.  The School Board pledges to protect qualified applicants and employees with disabilities from discrimination in hiring, promotion, termination, pay, job training, fringe benefits, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment on the basis of disability.  The School Board shall also provide qualified applicants and employees with disabilities with reasonable accommodations that do not impose undue hardship.


The Superintendent and/or his/her designee shall investigate any and all complaints which may be brought against any individual school in the School District in regard to any alleged discriminatory action for appropriate treatment by Superintendent and/or the School Board.


All employees shall be responsible for complying with this policy.  Inquiries, concerns, or complaints related to any form of harassment or discrimination should be immediately reported to the immediate supervisor who, in turn, shall report the incident to the Superintendent and/or his/her designee.  If the supervisor is the alleged harasser or discriminator, or the employee does not wish to report the matter to his/her supervisor, the employee may submit the complaint directly to the Superintendent or his/her designee for appropriate inquiry including, when appropriate, investigation.  Except for complaints of sexual harassment of students, employees, and applicants, the investigation shall proceed in accordance with policy GAMC, Investigations Further, the School Board prohibits retaliation against any individual for making a complaint under this policy or participating in the investigation of any such complaint.




In accordance with federal and state statutes addressing nondiscrimination of disabled persons, namely Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Washington Parish School Board attests that no qualified person with a disability shall, solely by reason of a disability, be denied the benefits of, be excluded from participation in, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity; nor shall a qualified person with a disability be subjected to discrimination in employment.


Revised:  July, 2020

Revised:  August 11, 2022



Ref:    U.S. Constitution, Amend. XIV, Sec. 1

20 USC 1681 (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972)

29 USC 621 et seq. (Age Discrimination in Employment)

29 USC 701 et seq. (Vocational Rehabilitation and Other Rehabilitation Services)

29 USC 794 (Nondiscrimination under Federal Grants)

42 USC 2000d (1964 Civil Rights Act)

42 USC 12101 (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990)

Constitution of Louisiana,  Art. I, Sec. 3, Art. X, Sec. 10

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:111, 23:301, 23:302, 23:303, 23:311, 23:312, 23:314, 23:322, 23:323, 23:324, 23:332, 23:334, 23:341, 23:342, 23:352, 23:368

Griggs v. Duke Power Company, 91 S.Ct. 849 (1979)

Singleton v. Jackson Municipal Separate School District, 419 F.2d 1211 (5th Cir. 1979)

Board minutes, 8-11-22


Washington Parish School Board