Non-Discrimination Policy

Policy Statement of Equal Opportunity

Hillyard Technical Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, veteran status or disability, in admissions, administration of its education policies, scholarships, financial aid and loan programs.

Inquiries concerning the application of Hillyard Technical Center policy of nondiscrimination should be directed to the Director of Secondary Education at 925 Felix Street, St. Joseph, MO 64501 or phone 816-671-4000.

Hillyard Technical Center believes that it is the right of all students to obtain an education in a school environment free from all forms of discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment. Any student who believes he or she has been the subject of discrimination or harassment should report the incident to a member of the school‟s professional staff who will bring it to the attention of one of the school‟s two educational equity representatives.

Section 504 is a part of Public Law 93-112 known as the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This law prohibits discrimination against all persons with disabilities, both students and employees, by agencies such as school districts receiving federal financial assistance. Section 504 of this law contains requirements including accessibility and employment practices concerning all persons with disabilities. Subpart A of Section 504 outlines eligibility criteria while Subpart D more directly addresses the needs of students with disabilities in an education setting. Subpart D of Section 504 furnished school districts an appropriate process for providing a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) for all students with disabilities at the preschool, elementary and secondary level. The Hillyard Technical Center facility is handicap accessible.

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