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Nondiscrimination Policy / Equity Statement


The Northwood-Kensett CSD offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:  Agricultural, Food and Natural Resources; Applied Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing; Business, Finance, Marketing and Management; Human Services

It is the policy of the Northwood-Kensett Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator, Keith Fritz, Principal, 704 7th St., Northwood, IA 50459. (641) 324-2021 x101,kfritz@nkvikings.com. Inquiries may also be directed in writing to the Office for Civil Rights, Chicago Office U.S. Department of Education John C. Kluczynski Federal Building 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor Chicago, IL 60604 Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov or the Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA, 50319-0146, (515) 281-5295.

504 Coordinator:  Brian Costello, Elementary Principal, 1200 1st Ave N, Northwood, IA 50459, Phone 641-324-1127 x201, bcostello@nkvikings.com

Affirmative Action Coordinator:  Theresa Van Sabben, Human Resources Director, 1200 1st Ave N, Northwood, IA 50459, Phone 641-324-2021 x304, tvansabben@nkvikings.com

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Child Nutrition Program Non-Discrimination Notice
The Northwood-Kensett Community School District participates in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. Meals will be provided to all children and are the same for all children for their age and grade group. Breakfast and lunch participation are highly encouraged to help boost student focus and provide fuel and energy for their day.
Federal Civil Rights Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html , and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
 Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
fax: 202-690-7442; or
email: program.intake@usda.gov
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement - Spanish Translation

Northwood-Kensett Community Schools also complies with the Iowa Code section 216.9.


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