WICOMICO COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION
Wicomico County Public Schools (WCPS) prohibits illegal discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, immigration status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, family/parental status, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, poverty and socioeconomic status, language, or other legally or constitutionally protected attributes or affiliations and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated Title 36 youth groups. Discrimination undermines our community’s long-standing efforts to create, foster, and promote equity, inclusion, and acceptance for all.
SECTION 504 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES FOR STUDENTS
PURSUING A DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT
The following procedures are available to students and/or their parent/guardian and applies to disability discrimination and harassment carried out by students, employees, or third parties.
For Inquires or Complaints about For Inquires or Complaints about
Discrimination Against WCPS staff Discrimination Against WCPS students
Office of Human Resources Office of Student & Family Services
Contact Name: Vince Pavic Contact Name: Kimberly Miles
Address: 2424 NorthGate Drive, Address: 2424 NorthGate Drive,
Suite 100 Suite 100
Salisbury, MD 21802-1538 Salisbury, MD 21802-1538
Phone No.: 410-677-4531 Phone No.: 410-677-4480
WHAT ARE THE PROCEDURES FOR STUDENTS COMPLAINTS?
1. Complaints must be filed in writing within 180 calendar days of the alleged discrimination, or 90 days after the complaining party becomes aware of the alleged discrimination. There is no standard form for entering a complaint. However, all complaints must contain the following:
a. Name and address of the complaining party;
b. A description of the violation of the law or unlawful discriminatory act; and
c. The date of the alleged act and the name of all persons alleged to be responsible.
Complaints may be filed by the student alleging discrimination or by his/her parent/guardian.
2. Adequate, reliable, and impartial investigations, including the opportunity to present witnesses and other evidence shall be conducted with respect to all timely filed complaints of discrimination.
3. Complaints shall be resolved within 60 calendar days of their filing with written notice delivered to the complaining party and the respondent of the outcome of the investigation and basis for decision.
WCPS will take steps to prevent the recurrence of any prohibited action and to correct its discriminatory effects on the complainant and others, if appropriate.