Nondiscrimination Commitment

  • New Trier High School is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in its education programs and activities and employment. The District complies with all laws and applicable regulations that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation by and in the District, including the following:

    1. Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act
    2. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
    3. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
    4. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.
    5. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq.
    6. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
    7. The State Officials and Employees Ethics Act
    8. The Illinois Human Rights Act
    9. Sections 10-22.5, 27-1, and 20.60 of the School Code and 23 Illinois Administrative Code Part 200
    10. Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act, 820 ILCS 108/
    11. Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003, 820 ILCS 112/
    12. Illinois Genetic Information Privacy Act (GINA), 410 ILCS 513/ and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000ff et seq.
    13. Employee Credit Privacy Act, 820 ILCS 70/

    The District will use the grievance procedures in Board of Education Policies 2:260 ( Uniform Grievance Procedure ) and 2:265 ( Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure ) to process complaints based on alleged violations of law or Board policy.

    No student, parent/guardian, employee, or other member of the District community will be subjected to retaliation as prohibited under any law or Board policy, including those laws identified above. Retaliation is an adverse act imposed because a person has asserted a right or participated in a process involving the assertion of a right, including reporting a violation of law or Board policy or participating in the grievance processes used to process complaints based on alleged violations of law or Board policy.

    Any person who believes any student, employee, or third party or the District generally has engaged in conduct prohibited by the laws cited above or Board policy, including discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, or who has inquiries about the application of the laws cited above or Board policy should contact a District Nondiscrimination/Title IX Coordinator, Nondiscrimination Coordinator, or Complaint Manager using the contact information below:

    Renee Zoladz
    Director of Human Resources
    Title IX Coordinator
    Complaint Manager
    7 Happ Road
    Northfield, IL 60093
    (847) 784 - 2211

    The following agencies may also be able to answer inquiries about some of the laws cited above:

    U.S. Department of Education
    Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

    Chicago Office
    JCK Federal Building
    230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60604
    Telephone: (312) 730-1560
    Facsimile: (312) 730-1576
    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity
    Commission (EEOC)

    Chicago District Office
    JCK Federal Building
    Chicago, IL 60604
    Telephone: (312) 872-9744
    Illinois Department of Human Rights

    Springfield Office
    535 West Jefferson
    st Floor
    Intake Unit
    Springfield, IL 62702
    Telephone: (217) 785-5100
    Facsimile: (217) 785-5106

    More information on the Board policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation can be found in Board policy, including, for example, Board policies 5:10 ( Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment ), 5:20 ( Workplace Harassment Prohibited ), 7:10 ( Equal Educational Opportunities ), 7:20 ( Harassment of Students Prohibited ); 7:180 ( Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment ) More information about how to report discrimination, harassment, or retaliation can be found in Board policies 2:260 ( Uniform Grievance Procedure ) and 2:265 ( Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure ). The Board's policy handbook is available online at Board Policies .

    The following Provisional Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure-Administrative Procedure will be used for all reports or complaints of "Title IX Sexual Harassment," as that term is defined in the Provisional Procedure, until the Board's adoption of Policy 2:265:

    Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure-Administrative Procedure

    All other reports and complaints of discrimination, harassment, retaliation or other violations of law or Board policy will be processed using Board policy 2:260 ( Uniform Grievance Procedure ).

    Title IX Team Members

    Denise Dubravec, Winnetka Campus Principal/Assistant Superintendent 
    Augie Fontanetta, Athletic Director
    Gail Gamrath, Associate Principal - Northfield Campus
    Chris Johnson, Associate Superintendent
    Chris Mitchell, Associate Principal Student Service
    Joanne Panopoulos, Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Student Services
    Daniel Paustian, Assistant Principal - Graduating Class 
    Paul Sally, Superintendent
    Patricia Sheridan, Assistant Principal - Graduating Class 
    Sarah Struebing, Assistant Principal - Graduating Class 
    Paul Waechtler, Principal Northfield Campus
    Dan Weidner, Associate Principal for Academics and Administrative
    Scott Williams, Assistant Principal - Graduating Class 
    Renee Zoladz, Director of Human Resources

    Training Materials to Train Title IX Team Members

    The following materials have been used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process (the District's Title IX Team members):

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