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Non-Discrimination Statement

It is the policy of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status,  mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by statute in its programs or employment practices as required by Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2008 (ADAAA), the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA), or USDA Title VI.

Direct inquiries related to department employment practices to the Jefferson State Office Building, Human Resources Director, 205 Jefferson Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0480; telephone number 573-751-9619.  Inquiries related to department programs and to the location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible by persons with disabilities may be directed to the Jefferson State Office Building, Director of Civil Rights Compliance and MOA Coordinator (Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADAAA/Age Act/GINA/USDA Title VI), 5th Floor, 205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480; telephone number 573-526-4757 or TTY 800-735-2966; fax number 573-522-4883; email civilrights@dese.mo.gov.

Anyone attending a meeting of the State Board of Education who requires auxiliary aids or services should request such services by contacting the Executive Assistant to the State Board of Education, Jefferson State Office Building, 205 Jefferson Street, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480; telephone 573-751-4446 or TTY: 800-735-2966.

Inquiries or concerns regarding civil rights compliance by school districts or charter schools should be directed to the local school district or charter school Title IX/non-discrimination coordinator.  Inquiries and complaints may also be directed to the Office for Civil Rights, Kansas City Office, U.S. Department of Education, One Petticoat Lane, 1010 Walnut Street, 3rd floor, Suite 320, Kansas City, MO 64106; telephone: 816-268-0550; TDD: 877-521-2172.

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