It shall be the policy of the St. John the Baptist 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, unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreement with the School Board 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, 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 on the School District.  Thus, the School Board pledges compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, (“ADA”), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (“Section 504”).


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


Any inquiries, concerns, or complaints related to discrimination based on sex should be brought to the attention of the St. John the Baptist Parish School Board's Title IX Coordinator.  The name and contact information for the Title IX Coordinator may be found on the district website and in student handbooks.


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 persons with disabilities, namely Section 504 and the ADA of 1990, the St. John the Baptist 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.


Adopted:  September 21, 1978

Revised:  September 17, 2020



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)

42 USC 2000d (1964 Civil Rights Act)

42 USC 12101 (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990)

34 CFR 106 et seq. (Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance)

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, 23:332, 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, 9-17-20


St. John the Baptist Parish School Board