Equity & Compliance

To create schools that enable all students to learn, districts must provide learning opportunities that offer supports based on the needs of individual schools, teachers, and students (equity) and have high expectations for all students (results).  It is through these efforts that all students succeed.

Both federal and state laws require in educational programs and in school hiring practices there is no discrimination on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, and socioeconomic status.  In addition, districts are required to implement multi-cultural, gender-fair approaches to the entire educational program.

The Iowa Department of Education has the legal responsibility to monitor compliance with federal and state equity related requirements in school districts receiving federal and state funding.  The Equity Review Process is one way the Department carries out this responsibility. Davenport Community School District has the responsibility to implement, integrate, and monitor federal and state equity related legislation. It is the role of the District Equity Coordinator to coordinate efforts to comply with these equity related requirements.

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