IDVA Title IX and Non-Discrimination Notice

Title IX, Section 504, Title VI, & Title VII 

IDAHO VIRTUAL ACADEMY PUBLIC NOTICE OF SECTION 504, TITLE VI, TITLE VII AND TITLE IX DISCRIMINATION AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICIES AND GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

View IDVA's Title IX and Non-Discrimination Notice [PDF]

Idaho Virtual Academy 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.

Grievance procedures are available to interested persons and inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies may be directed below. Additionally, you may contact the Office of Civil Rights by calling 1-800-421-3481.

  1. Section 504 Coordinator (Handicap Discrimination) 
  2. Jessica Lecertua, Non-Discrimination Coordinator
    1965 S. Eagle Rd., Suite 190,
    Meridian, ID 83642
    Telephone: 208.322.3559
    jlecertua@idahova.org

  3. Title IX Coordinator (Sexual Discrimination)
  4. Jessica Lecertua, Non-Discrimination Coordinator
    1965 S. Eagle Rd., Suite 190,
    Meridian, ID 83642
    Telephone: 208.322.3559
    jlecertua@idahova.org

  5. Foster Care Coordinator
  6. Jessica Lecertua, Foster Care Coordinator
    1965 S. Eagle Rd., Suite 190
    Meridian, ID 83642
    Telephone: 208.322.3559
    jlecertua@idahova.org

  7. American with Disabilities (ADA) Compliance Coordinator/Special Programs Manager
  8. Amanda Judd, Special Programs Manager
    1965 S. Eagle Rd., Suite 190
    Meridian, ID 83642
    Telephone: 208.322.3559
    ajudd@k12.com

SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT

Idaho Virtual Academy does not discriminate on the basis of handicap condition 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, Idaho Virtual Academy 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, Idaho Virtual Academy does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color or national origin.

TITLE IX OF THE EDUCATION AMENDMENTS OF 1972

Idaho Virtual Academy is committed to providing an environment that is free from all forms of sex discrimination, which includes sex discrimination, sexual harassment (including sexual violence), as regulated by Title IX, and to insuring the accessibility of appropriate grievance procedures for addressing all complaints regarding all forms of sex discrimination and sexual harassment. Idaho Virtual Academy 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. Idaho Virtual Academy 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 Idaho Virtual Academy or another entity. Furthermore, Idaho Virtual Academy reserves the right to pursue sexual misconduct violations that fall outside of the scope of Title IX based on Idaho Virtual Academy’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.    

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 the School’s policies and reporting procedures from any of the following:

Title IX Coordinator: Jessica Lecertua, Non-Discrimination Coordinator
1965 S. Eagle Rd., Suite 190, Meridian, ID 83642
Telephone: (208) 322-3559
Email: jlecertua@idahova.org

Additionally, you may contact the Office of Civil Rights by calling 1.800.421.3481.

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 Idaho Virtual Academy’s policies can be found in the IDVA Board Policy Manual located at: http://idva.k12.com/who-we-are/board.html:

  • Uniform Grievance Procedure (Policy 505.0) [PDF]   
  • Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination in the Work Environment (Policy 700/800)
  • Compliance with ADA Regarding Employees with Disabilities and Reasonable Accommodations (Policy 702.6)
  • Harassment, including sexual harassment (Policy 711.1)
  • Equality in Education, Non-Discrimination and Sex Equity in the School Setting (Policy 900) 
  • Relationship Abuse and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (Policy 907.2) 
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (1000.3)