Statements of Non-Discrimination

Equal Employment Opportunity/Non-Discrimination

The Botetourt County School Board is an equal opportunity employer, committed to non-discrimination in recruitment, selection, hiring, pay, promotion, retention or other personnel action affecting employees or candidates for employment. Therefore, discrimination in employment against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, gender, age, marital status, or disability is prohibited. Personnel decisions shall be based on merit and the ability to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  
Students see School Board Policy JB
Employees see School Board Policy GB



Sexual Harassment/Harassment Based on Race, National Origin, Disability, and Religion

Botetourt County Public Schools is committed to maintaining a learning/working environment free from sexual harassment based on race, national origin, disability or religion. Therefore, Botetourt County School Division prohibits sexual harassment and harassment based on race, national origin, disability, or religion of any student or school personnel at school or any school sponsored activity.

Students see School Board Policy JFHA/GBA
Employees see School Board Policy GBA/JFHA



Equal Education Opportunity Statement

The Virginia Department of Education and Botetourt County Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, political affiliation, disability, or gender in its educational programs or activities. No person shall be denied educational opportunities solely because of impairment, which is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the program for which application has been made.



Sexual Harassment Statement

A student shall not sexually harass another student or any other person present in school facilities or at school functions. Sexual harassment includes any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other in appropriate verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment. Such behavior should be reported to the school administration.



Race & Ethnicity Information

Requirements for Schools Collecting Race and Ethnicity Information:

Botetourt County Public Schools has begun to collect information about each student's ethnicity, as required by state and federal regulations. Parents will be asked to complete and return a form for each student attending Botetourt County Public Schools.

For additional information, please use the link below to access the publication from the National Center for Education Statistics.

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2008/rediguide/

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