Anti-Discrimination Policy

Building the Future Child by Child

ANTI-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

In accordance with with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Putnam County Board of Education does not discriminate against any student based on race, color, or national origin. No student will be denied the benefits of, or excluded from participating in, any activity or program sponsored by the Putnam County Board of Education.

More specifically, the Putnam County Board of Education does not:

  • Prevent a person from enrolling in a school, class, or extracurricular school activity based on race, color, or national origin. Arbitrarily place a student in a school or class with the intent of separating the student from the general population of students because of the student's race, color, or national origin.
  • Set higher standards or requirements as a prerequisite before allowing minorities to enroll in a school, class, or activity. Unequally apply disciplinary action based on a student's race, color, or national origin.
  • Fail to provide the necessary language assistance to allow limited English proficient students the same opportunity to learn as English proficient students.
  • Administer tests or other evaluative measures that by design, or by grading, do not allow minority students the same opportunity to present a true measure of their abilities.
  • Provide advice or guidance to minority students with the intent to direct minority students away from schools, classes, or educational activities based on their race, color, or national origin.
  • Provide facilities and/or instructional and related services to minority students that are inferior to those provided to non-minority students.

If any student feels they have been discriminated against, a complaint may be sent to:

Dr. Teri Anderson
Title VI Coordinator
Putnam County Board of Education
1400 East Spring Street
Cookeville, TN 38506
931-526-9777
OR
Tennessee Department of Education
TitleVI Coordinator
Andrew Johnson Tower, 5th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243-0375
OR
The Office of Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
P.O. Box 2048, 04-3010
Atlanta, GA 30301-2048
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