Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
and Section 504 of the Rehabilitating Act of 1973 required school districts to have officially
adopted policy statements of nondiscrimination on the basis of sex, handicap, national origin
and race.
“It is the policy of the GRAINGER COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM not to discriminate on the
basis of sex, race, national origin, creed, age, marital status, or disability in its educational
programs, activities or employment policies as required by Title VI and VII of the 1964 Civil
Rights Act, Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments and Section 504 of the Federal
Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
It is also the policy of this district that the curriculum materials utilized reflect the cultural
and racial diversity present in the United States and the variety of careers, roles and lifestyles
open to women as well as to men in our society. One of the objectives of the total curriculum
and teaching strategic is to reduce stereotyping and to eliminate bias on the basis of sex,
race, ethnicity, religion, and disability. The curriculum should foster respect and appreciation
for the cultural diversity found in our country and an awareness of the rights, duties, and
responsibilities of each individual as a member of a pluralistic society.”