TST BOCES Sexual Harassment and Anti-Discrimination Notice

It is the policy of the Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) that all employees, students, visitors and volunteers have a right to work or study in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or gender expression. The BOCES does not tolerate sexual harassment of its employees or students in any form, and states that all employees as well as students at all grade levels of the BOCES must avoid offensive or inappropriate sexual or sexually harassing behavior at school, on school grounds, at school functions, and on school transportation and will be held responsible for ensuring that such workplace is free from sexual harassment.

The BOCES does not discriminate in employment or in the education programs and activities which it operates on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, including attire, clothing or facial hair dictated by race or religion, marital status, military status, sex, age, weight, criminal history, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ethnic group, religious practice, disability (including but not limited to gender dysphoria), domestic violence victim status, or predisposing genetic characteristic in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 12111 et seq. known as the Americans With Disabilities Act or 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, New York State Human Rights Law, and The Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act of 2001.

We do not permit discrimination by employees, school volunteers, students and non- employees such as contractors and vendors, as well as any third parties participating in, observing or otherwise engaged in activities subject to the supervision of the BOCES. This includes recruitment and employment practices, pay and benefits, counseling services for students, access by students to career, technical or other educational programs, courses and activities. The Board also prohibits harassment based upon an individual’s opposition to the discrimination or participation in a related investigation or complaint proceeding under the anti- discrimination statutes.

The policy of anti-discrimination and anti-harassment will be enforced on school district premises, in school buildings and at all school sponsored events, programs and activities including those that take place off school premises. Inquiries or complaints should be forwarded to the District Superintendent.

This is in accordance w Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 12111 et seq. known as the Americans With Disabilities Act or 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, New York State Human Rights Law, and The Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act of 2001.

 

The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the Sexual harassment and anti-discrimination policies:

David J. Parsons
Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services
555 Warren Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-257-1551 ext. 1006
dparsons@tstboces.org
Dr. Nicole G. Eschler
Executive Director of Regional School Success
555 Warren Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-257-1551 ext. 7202
neschler@tstboces.org