In recognition of the diversified characteristics and needs of our students and with the keen desire to be responsive to them, the Committee will make every effort to protect the dignity of students as individuals. It also will offer careful consideration and sympathetic understanding of their personal feelings, particularly with reference to their race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical and intellectual differences.
To accomplish this objective, the Committee and its staff will make every effort to comply with the letter and spirit of Massachusetts equal opportunities law which prohibits discrimination in public school admissions and programs. As such, every student will be given equal opportunity in school admission, admissions to courses, course content, guidance, and extracurricular and athletic activities.
All implementing provisions issued by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in compliance with this law will be followed.
MSC first vote: 6/18/13
MSC second vote: 7/9/13