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Anti-Discrimination

 
It is the policy of the Insight School of Oklahoma that no person be denied admission to the school or be denied participation in, be denied benefits of, or be discriminated against in any curricular, extracurricular, student services, recreational or other program or activities, shall not be abridged or impaired because of the person's race, color, national origin, creed, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental or physical disability, age, religion, ancestry, income level, disability, aptitude, academic or athletic performance, or proficiency in the English language as required by state and federal statutes. This policy also prohibits discrimination as defined by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race and national origin) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (handicap).
 
Address all inquiries or comments regarding this policy to: Jennifer Wilkinson, Head of School, Insight School of Oklahoma, 1117 S. Douglas Blvd Suite E, Midwest City, OK 73130, 405.835.2133.
 
Inquiries or comments related to Title IX can also be reported directly to: **Angie Foust, Title IX Coordinator, Insight School of Oklahoma 1117 S. Douglas Blvd Suite E, Midwest City, OK 73130, 405.835.2133 ext. 2069, anfoust@insightok.org. All Title IX comments will be monitored by the Title IX Coordinator regardless of to whom the original report was made.
 

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act/Title II, Americans with Disabilities Act


Section 504 and Title II (ADA) Grievance Procedure

ISOK has adopted an internal grievance procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Section 504 and the ADA prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability in any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
 
Procedure
1. Grievances must be submitted to the ADA/504 Coordinator within 60 days of the date the person filing the grievance becomes aware of the alleged discriminatory action.
2. A complaint can be submitted in writing, over the phone, or other mode of communication. The complaint must include the containing the name and address of the person filing it. The complaint must state the problem or action alleged to be discriminatory and the remedy or relief sought.
3. The ADA/504 Coordinator (or designee) shall conduct an investigation of the complaint. This investigation may be informal, but it must be thorough, affording all interested persons an opportunity to submit evidence relevant to the complaint.
4. The ADA/504 Coordinator will maintain the files and records relating to the complaints filed.
5. The ADA/504 Coordinator (or designee) will issue a written decision on the grievance no later than 30 days after its filing.
6. The person filing the grievance may appeal the decision of the ADA/504 Coordinator by writing to the Head of School within 15 days of receiving the ADA/504 Coordinators decision. The Head of School shall issue a written decision in response to the appeal no later than 30 days after its filing.
7. The availability and use of this grievance procedure does not prevent a person from filing a complaint of discrimination on the basis of disability with the US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights by calling 1.800.421.3481
8. To the extent possible, confidentiality will be maintained throughout the investigation of a complaint of unlawful discrimination or harassment.

Title IX Procedure

Title IX protects students from all forms of sex discrimination, including discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, or marital status.
Insight School of Oklahoma is committed to providing an environment that is free from all forms of sex discrimination, which includes gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence, as regulated by Title VII and Title IX, and to insuring the accessibility of appropriate grievance procedures for addressing all complaints regarding all forms of sex discrimination and sexual harassment.

Insight School of Oklahoma reserves the authority to independently deal with sex discrimination and sexual harassment whenever becoming aware of their existence, regardless of whether a complaint has been lodged in accordance with the grievance procedure.
 
Any individual, who believes they may have experienced any form of sex discrimination or sexual harassment (“grievant”), 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**: Angie Foust, afoust@insightok.org; (405) 259-9478 ext. 2069; 1117 S Douglas Blvd Suite E, Midwest City, OK 73130
Head of School: Jennifer Wilkinson, jwilkinson@insightok.org; (405) 835-2133 ext. 1002; 1117 S Douglas Blvd Suite E, Midwest City, OK 73130
Director of Shared Services: Michelle Scionti, miscionti@insightok.org; (405) 259-9478 ext. 1010; 1117 S Douglas Blvd Suite E, Midwest City, OK 73130
 
 

 

This information is from the Board-approved ISOK Handbook for SY 2021-2022.

 

**Pending Board Approval at the September meeting, the Title I Coordinator is Director of Shared Services: Michelle Scionti, miscionti@insightok.org (405) 835-2133 ext 1010; 1117 S Douglas Blvd Suite E, Midwest City, OK 73130