Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action




The MSAD 31 Board is committed to maintaining a workplace and learning environment 

that is free from illegal discrimination and harassment.

In accordance with applicable Federal and/or State laws and regulations, MSAD 

31 prohibits discrimination against and harassment of employees, candidates for 

employment, students and others with rights to admission or access to school programs, 

activities or premises on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ancestry 

or national origin, or disability. For the purpose of this policy, “sexual orientation” means 

a person’s actual or perceived heterosexuality, bisexuality, homosexuality, or gender 

Further, in compliance with Federal law, MSAD 31 prohibits discrimination against 

school unit employees and candidates for employment on the basis of age or genetic 

The Board delegates to the Superintendent the responsibility for implementing 

this policy. The MSAD 31 Affirmative Action Plan will include designation of an 

Affirmative Action Officer who will be responsible for ensuring compliance with all 

Federal and State requirements related to nondiscrimination. The Affirmative Action 

Officer will be appointed by the Superintendent and will be a person with direct access to 

The Superintendent/Affirmative Action Officer shall be responsible for ensuring that 

notice of compliance with Federal and State civil rights laws is provided to all applicants 

for employment, employees, students, parents and others, as appropriate.

Legal Reference: Equal Employment Opportunities Act of 1972 (P.L. 92-261) 

amending Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 

U.S.C. § 2000(e) et seq.)

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681 et 

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (P.L. 88-352) 

Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (29 U.S.C. § 621 et 

Equal Pay Act of 1963 (29 U.S.C. § 206) 

Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 794 et seq.) 

Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq.)

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) 

(42 U.S.C. § 2000ff et seq.)

5 MRSA § 4551, et seq. (Maine Human Rights Act); 19301-19302

Cross Reference: MSAD 31 Affirmative Action Plan

ACAA - Harassment and Sexual Harassment of Students

ACAB - Harassment and Sexual Harassment of School Employees

This is a required policy