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, Terese Jurgensen, Director of Student Services/Special Education, Howard-Winneshiek CSD, 1000 Schroeder Drive, Cresco, Iowa, 52136 (563) 547-2300 ext. 347, email@example.com
Complaints can also be directed to the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, 400 E. 14th Street, Des Moines, IA50319-1004, (515) 281-4121, or Region VII Office for Civil Rights, Citigroup Center 500 W.Madison Street, Suite 1475 Chicago, IL 60661-4544.
The Howard-Winneshiek Community School District offers career and technical programs in the
following service areas:
- Agricultural, Food, and Natural Resources
- Applied Science, Technology, Engineering, and Manufacturing
- Arts, Communication, and Information Systems
- Business, Finance, Marketing, and Management
- Health Science
- Human Services
It is the policy of the Howard-Winneshiek Community School District not to discriminate on the
basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital
status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs)
in its educational programs and its employment practices.
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, Terese
Jurgensen, Director of Student Services/Special Education, Howard-Winneshiek CSD at 1000
Schroeder Drive, Cresco, Iowa 52136, contact by phone at (563) 547-2300; ext. 207 or at
Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W.
Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: (312) 730- 1560 Facsimile:
(312) 730-1576, Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov)
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – 28 CFR Part 35: This Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in all services, programs, and activities of the public and private sector regardless of funding source.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 – 34 CFR Part 104: "No otherwise qualified persons with disabilities shall, solely by reason of their disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – 34 CFR Part 100: "No person in the United States shall, on the grounds or race, color or national origin be excluded from, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 – 34 CFR Part 106: "No person 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."
Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination in Vocational Education Programs of 1979 – 34 CFR Part 100 Appendix B: Enrollment in Career and Technical Education Programs disaggregated by race, national origin, sex and disability