Federal Regulations

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity

The Danbury Board of Education is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Employer, Federal and/or state antidiscrimination laws and the policy of the Danbury Board of Education prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or physical or mental disability or any other basis prohibited by law.

Equal opportunity guarantees every person the right to be considered on the basis of ability to satisfactorily perform the job, and to be treated fairly and equitably in assessing job performance. Affirmative action refers to special efforts to increase at every level of the work force the representation of African Americans, Asians, Native American Indians, Hispanics and women.

Your Rights Under Title IX

Title IX remains a critical federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination. It protects male and female students and employees in any educational entity that receives federal funds. The preamble to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Any student, academic or non-academic employee claiming to have been discriminated against on the basis of sex by the policies or practices of the Danbury Board of Education, or any of its employees or agents, should follow the Regulations for Danbury Board of Education Policy 7-111 -  when filing a complaint.

Title IX requires that each public school district, as well as state-approved nonpublic special education programs, have at least one person designated as the Title IX Coordinator, to coordinate compliance with the law.

 Below is the Title IX Coordinator for our district:

Kimberly Mango Thompson
Director of Human Resources
Counsel to the Board of Education