Nondiscrimination Commitment

  • Evergreen Park Community High School is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in its education programs and activities and employment. The District complies with all laws and applicable regulations that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation by and in the District, including the following:

    1. Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act
    2. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
    3. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
    4. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.
    5. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq.
    6. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
    7. The State Officials and Employees Ethics Act
    8. The Illinois Human Rights Act
    9. Sections 10-22.5, 27-1, and 20.60 of the School Code and 23 Illinois Administrative Code Part 200
    10. Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act, 820 ILCS 108/
    11. Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003, 820 ILCS 112/
    12. Illinois Genetic Information Privacy Act (GINA), 410 ILCS 513/ and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000ff et seq.
    13. Employee Credit Privacy Act, 820 ILCS 70/

    The District will use the grievance procedures in Board of Education Policies 2:260 (Uniform Grievance Procedure) and 2:265 (Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure).

    No student, parent/guardian, employee, or other member of the District community will be subjected to retaliation as prohibited under any law or Board policy, including those laws identified above. Retaliation is an adverse act imposed because a person has asserted a right or participated in a process involving the assertion of a right, including reporting a violation of law or Board policy or participating in the grievance processes used to process complaints based on alleged violations of law or Board policy. 

    Any person who believes any student, employee, or third party or the District generally has engaged in conduct prohibited by the laws cited above or Board policy, including discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, or who has inquiries about the application of the laws cited above or Board policy should contact a District Nondiscrimination/Title IX Coordinator, Nondiscrimination Coordinator, or Complaint Manager using the contact information below: 

    District Nondiscrimination/Title IX Coordinator
    Mr. Bill Sanderson, Assistant Superintendent
    9901 S. Kedzie Avenue, Evergreen Park, IL 60805
    (708) 424-7400, ext. 1233; bsanderson@evergreenpark.org

    Complaint Managers
    Mr. Rob McCarthy, Assistant Principal
    9901 S. Kedzie Avenue, Evergreen Park, IL 60805
    (708) 424-7400, ext. 1291; rmccarthy@evergreenpark.org 

    Mrs. Deb Schillo, Director of Curriculum
    9901 S. Kedzie Avenue, Evergreen Park, IL 60805
    (708) 424-7400, ext. 1280; dschillo@evergreenpark.org 

    Mrs. Julie Shellberg, Director of Special Education
    9901 S. Kedzie Avenue, Evergreen Park, IL 60805
    (708) 424-7400, ext. 1284; jshellberg@evergreenpark.org 

    Mr. Jim Soldan, Athletic Director
    9901 S. Kedzie Avenue, Evergreen Park, IL 60805
    (708) 424-7400, ext. 1274; jsoldan@evergreenpark.org

     

    The following agencies may also be able to answer inquiries about some of the laws cited above: 

    U.S. Department of Education
    Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
    Chicago Office
    JCK Federal Building
    230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60604
    Telephone: (312) 730-1560
    Facsimile: (312) 730-1576
    Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov
    See www.ed.gov/ocr

    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
    Chicago District Office
    JCK Federal Building
    Chicago, IL 60604
    Telephone: (312) 872-9744
    Facsimile: 312-588-1260
    Email: Info@EEOC.org
    See www.eeoc.gov


    Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR)
    535 West Jefferson
    1st Floor
    Intake Unit
    Springfield, IL 62702
    Telephone: (217) 785-5100
    Facsimile: (217) 785-5106
    Email: IDHR.webmail@Illinois.gov
    See www2.illinois.gov/DHR

    More information on the Board policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation can be found in Board policy, including, for example, Board policies 5:10 (Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment), 5:20 (Workplace Harassment Prohibited), 7:10 (Equal Educational Opportunities), 7:20 (Harassment of Students Prohibited); 7:180 (Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment) More information about how to report discrimination, harassment, or retaliation can be found in Board policies 2:260 (Uniform Grievance Procedure) and 2:265 (Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure). The Board’s policy handbook is available online.

     

    Training Materials to Train Title IX Team Members 

    The following materials have been used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process (the District’s Title IX Team members).