Non-Discrimination Policy

The Glastonbury Public Schools as a matter of policy provides educational opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, or age. In addition, the Glastonbury Board of Education does not permit or condone discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or age in employment matters or assignment in programs or services provided.  The compliance officers for the Glastonbury Public Schools have the responsibility to monitor compliance with this policy.

Glastonbury Compliance Officers are:

Title VI (Civil Rights Act of 1964) & Title IX (Equal Opportunity)–Ann Marie Colebrook, Director or Health and Physical Education, Glastonbury Public Schools, 628 Hebron Avenue, Building 2, P.O. Box 191, Glastonbury, CT 06033-2361 Telephone: 860-652-7958 Email: ColebrookA@Glastonburyus.org.

Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act)–Anita Russell, Administrator for Pupil Services, Gideon Welles School, 1029 Neipsic Road, Glastonbury, CT 06033 Telephone: 860-652-7971 Email: RussellA@Glastonburyus.org.

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)–Dr. Rosemary Tralli, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Glastonbury Public Schools, 628 Hebron Avenue, Building 2, P.O. Box 191, Glastonbury, CT 06033-2361, Telephone: 860-652-7963 Email: TralliR@Glastonburyus.org.

Safety/OSHADr. Jill Carey, Director of Safety Compliance, Glastonbury High School, 330 Hubbard Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033  Telephone: 860-652-7200 ext. 2002 Email: CareyJ@Glastonburyus.org. Dr. Kenneth Roy, Director of Environmental Health and Chemical Safety, Glastonbury High School, 330 Hubbard Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033 Telephone: 860-652-7200 ext. 2002  Email: RoyK@Glastonburyus.org.

If you wish to discuss the regulations governing these policies, or wish to discuss a concern or file a grievance, please contact the appropriate compliance officer. Forms can be obtained directly from the compliance officers. The purpose of the grievance procedure is to secure, at the lowest possible administrative level, equitable solutions to problems that may arise concerning claims of discrimination. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact any of the compliance officers. Safety questions and concerns should be directed to the building supervisor and the Safety Director.

Grievance Procedure:

Any student, parent/guardian, employee or employment applicant who feels that he/she has been discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, color, age, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, or marital status may discuss and/or file a grievance with the appropriate compliance officer (Title VI, Title IX, ADA, and Section 504) of the Glastonbury Public Schools. Reporting should take place, in writing, within forty (40) calendar days of the alleged discrimination.

A student or parent/guardian of a student who has a question or concerns may choose to seek the help of the building administrator or another adult with whom they trust, such as a teacher, counselor, nurse, psychologist. If satisfaction cannot be achieved through this discussion, the adult sought by the student should assist the student in reporting the incident, in writing, to the appropriate compliance officer. The goal is to resolve the problem at the lowest possible administrative level with an equitable solution.

The compliance officer will commence an effective, thorough, objective and complete investigation of the complaint within ten (10) working days after receipt of the complaint. The compliance officer will consult with all individuals reasonably believed to have relevant information, including the complainant and the alleged violator, any witnesses to the conduct, and victims of similar conduct that the investigator reasonably believes may exist. The investigation shall be free of stereotypical assumptions about either party. The investigation shall be carried on discreetly, maintaining confidentiality insofar as possible while still conducting an effective and thorough investigation. Throughout the entire investigation process, due process rights will be upheld. No reprisals will be taken or permitted for truthfully asserting a complaint.

The compliance officer shall make a written report summarizing the results of the investigation and proposed disposition of the matter, and shall provide copies to the complainant, the alleged violator, and, as appropriate, to all others directly concerned within fifteen (15) working days after receiving the complaint.

If the complainant is not satisfied with the decision of the compliance officer, an appeal in writing may be made to the Glastonbury Board of Education within ten (10) days of receipt of the decision.

The Glastonbury Board of Education, within thirty (30) working days, will investigate the complaint and may conduct a hearing to gather additional information. The Glastonbury Board of Education will give a written response within ten (10) working days following completion of the hearing.