Anti-Discrimination

Procedures Regarding Anti-Discrimination and Protection from Harassment

The West Springfield Public Schools conducts its programs and activities in conformity with Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Acts of 1973 and Massachusetts General Law Ch.76, section 5. It is the policy of the West Springfield Public Schools not to discriminate or condone harrassment on the basis of age, race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability in any of its activities. This policy also ensures that students and staff should be free from retaliatory action and/or harassment based upon any of the foregoing attributes.

Anyone having a complaint alleging a violation of any anti-discrimination laws or regulations should immediately bring that complaint to the attention of the Principal or Acting Assistant Superintendent, if the Principal is involved in the complaint. The Principal and/or the Acting Assistant Superintendent will conduct a prompt and thorough investigation into the charges. In the event that the charges are substantiated, the administration will take appropriate disciplinary action.

The Acting Assistant Superintendent, Kevin McQuillan, (26 Central Street, West Springfield, MA 01089 - Telephone 263-3298), has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating the West Springfield Public Schools efforts to implement this non-discrimination policy. Any inquiries concerning the application of any anti-discrimination laws or regulations by the West Springfield Public Schools may be addressed to the Department of Education, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148 (781-338-3300).