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Updated

Adoption Date: 06/22/2021

Revision History: 02/22/22 (reviewed), 12/13/22 (reviewed), 12/12/23 (updated)

The Director of Equity and Employee Relations will have the responsibility for drafting the affirmative action plan. The affirmative action plan will be reviewed by the board at least every two years.

Individuals who file an application with the school district will be given consideration for employment if they meet or exceed the qualifications set by the board, administration, and Iowa Department of Education for the position for which they apply. In employing individuals, the board will consider the qualifications, credentials, and records of the applicants without regard to race, color, creed, sex, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. In keeping with the law, the board will consider the veteran status of applicants.

Prior to a final offer of employment, the school district will perform the background checks required by law. Based upon the results of the background checks, the school district will determine whether an offer will be extended. If the candidate is a teacher who has an initial license from the BOEE, then the requirement for a background check is waived. The district will perform repeat background checks on applicable employees as required by law.

Advertisements and notices for vacancies within the district will contain the following statement: "The Iowa City Community School District is an EEO/AA employer." The statement will also appear on application forms.

Inquiries by employees or applicants for employment regarding compliance with equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies, including but not limited to complaints of discrimination, will be directed to Eric Howard, Director of Equity and Employee Relations (employment), howard.eric@iowacityschools.org, 1725 N. Dodge Street, Iowa City, Iowa 52245, (319) 688-1000.

Inquiries by employees or applicants for employment regarding compliance with equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies, including but not limited to complaints of discrimination, may also be directed in writing to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions, Milwaukee Area Office, Reuss Federal Plaza, 310 West Wisconsin Ave., Suite 800, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2292 (800) 669-4000 or TTY (800) 669-6820  https://www.eeoc.gov/field-office/milwaukee/location
or the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, 400 E. 14th Street, Des Moines, Iowa, 50319-1004, (515) 281-4121 or (800)-457-4416, http://www.state.ia.us/government/crc/index.html. This inquiry or complaint to the federal office may be done instead of, or in addition to, an inquiry or complaint at the local level.

Further information and copies of the procedures for filing a complaint are available in the school district's central administrative office and the administrative office in each attendance center.

 

Legal Reference:

29 U.S.C. §§ 621-634
42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e et seq.
42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 et seq. 
Iowa Code §§ 19B; 20; 35C; 73; 216; 279.8 
281 I.A.C. 12.4; 14.1; 95.

Cross Reference:

102          Equal Educational Opportunity
102.R1    Discrimination Complaint Process
102.E1    Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination
102.E2    Continuous Notice of Nondiscrimination
102.E3    Notice of Section 504 Student and Parental Rights
102.E4    Discrimination Complaint Form
102.E5    Witness Disclosure Form
102.E6    Disposition of Complaint Form
104         Anti-Bullying/Harassment Policy
104.R1    Anti-Bullying/Harassment Investigation Procedures
104.E1    Complaint Form
104.E2    Witness Disclosure Form
104.E3    Disposition of Complaint Form
405.02    Licensed Employee Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection
411.02    Classified Employee Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection

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