It shall be the policy of the Livingston Parish School Board that the school district shall place an equal emphasis upon the nondiscriminatory provision of educational opportunities for children. No person shall be excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of any education service, program or activity on the basis of economic status, intellectual ability, marital status, race, color, disability, religion, creed, national origin, age, or sex. All programs offered by schools within the school district shall be open to all students in compliance with statutory and judicial requirements.

The Superintendent or designee shall investigate any and all complaints which may be brought against the district in regard to any alleged discriminatory action. Grievance procedures to provide for prompt and equitable resolution of student complaints shall be the same as those used for employees.

Ref: 20 U.S.C. 1401 et seq.; 20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.; 29 U.S.C. 621 et seq.; 29 U.S.C. 794; 42 U.S.C. 1983; 42 U.S.C. 2000c (1-9); 42 U.S.C. 2000d (1-6); Singleton v. Jackson Municipal Separate School District, 419 F.2d 1211 (5th Cir. 1969); Ross v. Moffitt, 94 S.Ct. 437 (1974); San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez, 93 S.Ct. 1278 (1973); Regents of University of California v. Bakke, 98 S.Ct. (1978); Board minutes, 11-20-75, 6-77, 11-87.