The Diagonal Community School District will provide equal opportunity to employees and applicants for employment in accordance with applicable equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws, directives and regulations of federal, state and local governing bodies. Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment includes hiring, placement, promotion, transfer or demotion, recruitment, advertising or solicitation for employment, treatment during employment, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and layoff or termination. The school district will take affirmative action in major job categories where women, men, minorities and persons with disabilities are underrepresented. Employees will support and comply with the district's established equal employment opportunity and affirmative action policies. Employees will be given notice of this policy annually.
The board will appoint an affirmative action coordinator. The affirmative action coordinator will have the responsibility for drafting the affirmative action plan. The affirmative action plan will be reviewed by the board at least every two years. Individuals who file an application with the school district will be given consideration for employment if they meet or exceed the qualifications set by the board, administration, and Iowa Department of Education for the position for which they apply. In employing individuals, the board will consider the qualifications, credentials, and records of the applicants without regard to race, age, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, socioeconomic status, disability, religion, or creed. In keeping with the law, the board will consider the veteran status of applicants.
Advertisements and notices for vacancies within the district will contain the following statement: "The Diagonal Community School District is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer." The statement will also appear on application forms.
Inquiries by employees or applicants for employment regarding compliance with equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies, including but not limited to complaints of discrimination, will be directed to the Affirmative Action Coordinator by writing to the Affirmative Action Coordinator, Diagonal Community School District, 403 West 2nd St, Diagonal, Iowa 50854 ; or by telephoning 641-734-5331.
Inquiries by employees or applicants for employment regarding compliance with equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies, including but not limited to complaints of discrimination, may also be directed in writing to the Director of the Regional office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison St., Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-4544, (312) 730-1560, or the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, 211 E. Maple, Des Moines, Iowa, 50309, (515) 281-4121. This inquiry or complaint to the federal office may be done instead of, or in addition to, an inquiry or complaint at the local level.
Further information and copies of the procedures for filing a complaint are available in the school district's central administrative office and the administrative office in each attendance center.
Legal Reference: 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e et seq.. 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 et seq.. Iowa Code Chs. 19B; 20; 35C; 73; 216; 235A; 235B; §§ 279.8; 692.2; 692.2A. 281 I.A.C. r. 12.4; 14.1; Ch. 95.
102 Equal Educational Opportunity
405.2 Licensed Employee Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection
411.2 Classified Employee Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection
Approved 9-21-11 Reviewed 2-21-19, 11-21-19, 5-18-22 Revised 11-21-19, 5-18-22