Title IX Non-Discrimination Notice
Section 504, Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, and Non-Discrimination Notice
Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA) Public Notice of Section 504, Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, and Non- Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Policies and Grievance Procedures
IDVA hereby advises students, parents, employees, and the general public it does not discriminate on the basis of disability (Section 504), race, color, or national origin (Title VI and Title VII), sex and/or age (Title VI, Title VII, and Title IX), and offers employment, applicants for employment, and equal access educational opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, disability, or age.
Foster Care Coordinator
Special Programs Manager
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
IDVA does not discriminate on the basis of disability conditions in admission or access to its programs and activities. No person shall be denied employment because of any physical, mental, or medical impairment, which is related to the person’s ability to engage in the activities involved in the job for which application has been made.
Title VI (Section 601) of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, IDVA does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, or national origin.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Title VII prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of color, national origin, and sex; therefore, sexual harassment is job discrimination. As required by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, IDVA does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, or national origin.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
IDVA is committed to providing an environment free from all forms of sex discrimination, which includes sex discrimination, sexual harassment (including sexual violence) as regulated by Title IX, and to ensuring the accessibility of appropriate grievance procedures for addressing all complaints regarding all forms of sex discrimination and sexual harassment. IDVA reserves the authority to independently deal with sex discrimination and sexual harassment whenever becoming aware of their potential existence, regardless of whether a complaint has been lodged in accordance with the grievance procedure. IDVA reserves the authority to address sex discrimination and sexual harassment even if the same, similar, or related circumstances are also being addressed under another policy, whether of IDVA or another entity. Furthermore, IDVA reserves the right to pursue sexual misconduct violations that fall outside of the scope of Title IX based on IDVA’s judgment that the alleged actions are contrary to any part of its code of conduct or employee handbook.
Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment means conduct of a sexual nature that meets any of the following:
- Sex discrimination occurs when a person, because of their sex, is denied participation in or the benefits of any education program or activity that receives federal financial assistance.
- Sexual harassment means conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:
1. A school employee conditioning education benefits on participation in unwelcome sexual conduct (i.e., quid pro quo); or
2. Unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would determine is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the school’s education program or activity; or
3. Sexual assault (as defined in the Clery Act), dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking as defined in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Sexual harassment can be verbal, nonverbal, or physical.
Reporting Harassment and Discrimination
Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment using the contact information listed below for the Title IX coordinator. Such a report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours).
The IDVA Title IX Formal Complaint Form must be used for any Title IX grievance. Title IX includes complaints based on sex discrimination, including complaints of sexual harassment or sexual violence.
If a formal complaint is filed, appropriate steps will be taken to investigate, and the outcome will be shared with all stakeholders. If either party is not satisfied with the decision, a written appeal may be submitted to the board’s clerk within 10 calendar days. Additional information can be found in the Uniform Grievance Procedure document.
Title IX Training Materials
Title IX Certifications
Any individual, who believes they may have experienced any form of sex discrimination or sexual harassment, or who believes that they have observed such actions taking place, may receive information and assistance regarding IDVA’s policies and reporting procedures from the Title IX coordinator:
Under federal law, any school receiving federal money is required to have a policy against sexual discrimination and notify employees, students, and parents of this policy. The following school policies can be found in the IDVA Board Policy Manual: