The Department of Equity helps the Howard-Winneshiek CSD fulfill our commitment and obligation not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or socioeconomic status in our educational programs, activities, or employment practices. We help to keep students, parents, and District staff informed about their civil rights and responsibilities under the law.

Educational Equity Statement

There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact the district's Equity Coordinator, Brenda Lentz, Director of Student Services/Special Education, Howard-Winneshiek CSD, 1000 Schroeder Drive, Cresco, Iowa, 52136 (563) 547-2300 ext. 347, blentz@howard-winn.k12.ia.us

Complaints can also be directed to the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, U.S. Department of Education, John C Klucynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604  Telephone: (312) 730-1560 , Facsimile: (312) 730-1576 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov