Non-Discrimination Policies

  • Cherry Creek School District No. 5 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in admission to its programs, services or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs. The Cherry Creek School District No. 5 also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance officer or directly to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region VIII, Federal Office Building 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite #310, Denver, CO 80204.

  • American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

    Cherry Creek School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, ancestry, creed, color, sex/gender, sexual orientation gender identity, religion, age, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, veteran’s status, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law, in its employment practices or educational programs and activities.

    Cherry Creek School District has designated its District Compliance Officer with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities. For information, contact Ms. Davies, 4700 S. Yosemite St. Greenwood Village, CO  80111, 720-554-4471.

    Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in the application process, please notify Human Resources at 720-554-4433.

  • Section 504 Law

    Cherry Creek School District (CCSD) complies with Section 504 law and regulations. In accordance with CCSD Policy AC and its corresponding regulations, no discrimination on the basis of disability is permitted in the programs or activities the CCSD operates. If you believe discrimination against a person has taken place because of his/her disability, please complete follow the Section 504 Complaint Resolution Procedures as outlined below.

    Section 504 Complaint Resolution Procedures

    • Step 1: The parent/legal guardian should complete and submit a Section 504 Complaint Form to the District 504 Compliance Officer at Educational Services Center, 4700 S. Yosemite St., Greenwood Village, CO 80111.
    • Step 2: The District Section 504 Compliance Officer will review the complaint and meet with the parent/legal guardian to clarify their concerns as written in the Section 504 Complaint Form.
    • Step 3: The District 504 Compliance Officer will determine whether the concerns are able to be amicably and mutually resolved at the school level or, whether to initiate an investigation in accordance with CCSD Policy AC-R.
    • Step 4: If a resolution at the school level is successful, the Complaint will be closed. If a resolution at the school level is unsuccessful an investigation by the CCSD 504 Compliance Officer will ensue.
    • Step 5: If an investigation by the CCSD 504 Compliance Officer is initiated, a Letter of Intent to Investigate Complaint of Discrimination: Section 504 will be sent to the person filing the Complaint.
    • Step 6: In accordance with CCSD Policy AC-R, within 45 working days following the date of receipt of the original Grievance /Complaint. The CCSD 504 Compliance Officer will acknowledge in writing to the Complainant receipt of the Grievance/Complaint and advise the person filing the Complaint of the investigative process.
    • Step 7: Upon completion of the investigation, the Section 504 Compliance Officer will render a decision regarding the Grievance/Complaint, and submit it in writing to the person filing the Complaint. This decision will include findings and any corrections of identified instances of non-compliance and appropriate remedies.
    • Step 8: If the parent/legal guardian is not satisfied with the decision rendered by the District’s 504 Compliance Officer, the parent/legal guardian may either give written notice to the District 504 Compliance Officer requesting a meeting with the Superintendent to review the complaint or file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 Speer Blvd., Suite #310, Denver, CO 80204-3582.

    Section 504 Complaint Form

  • Title IX

    Cherry Creek School District (CCSD) complies with Title IX and the implementing regulations. In accordance with CCSD Policy AC and its corresponding regulations, no discrimination on the basis of sex is permitted in the programs or activities CCSD operates. Sexual harassment is recognized as a form of sex discrimination and thus a violation of the laws which prohibit sex discrimination. A learning environment that is free from sexual harassment shall be maintained. It shall be a violation of policy for any staff member to harass students or for students to harass other students through conduct or communications of a sexual nature. If you believe discrimination against a person has taken place because of his/her sex, please complete follow the Title IX Complaint Resolution Procedures as outlined below. 

    Title IX Complaint Resolution Process 

    • Step 1: The parent/legal guardian should complete and submit a Title IX Complaint Form to the District Equity Compliance Officer at Educational Services Center, 4700 S. Yosemite St., Greenwood Village, CO 80111, or email this form to equitycomplaint@cherrycreekschools.org.
    • Step 2: The District Equity Compliance Officer will review the Complaint and meet with the parent/legal guardian to clarify their concerns as written in the Complaint Form.
    • Step 3: The District Equity Compliance Officer will determine whether the concerns are able to be amicably and mutually resolved at the school level or, whether to initiate an investigation in accordance with CCSD Policy AC-R.
    • Step 4: If a resolution at the school level is successful, the Complaint will be closed. If a resolution at the school level is unsuccessful an investigation by the District Equity Compliance Officer will ensue.
    • Step 5: If an investigation by the District Equity Compliance Officer is initiated, a Letter of Intent to Investigate Complaint of Discrimination: Title IX will be sent to the person filing the Complaint.
    • Step 6: In accordance with CCSD Policy AC-R, within 45 working days following the date of receipt of the original Grievance /Complaint. The District Equity Compliance Officer will acknowledge in writing to the Complainant receipt of the Grievance/Complaint and advise the person filing the Complaint of the investigative process.
    • Step 7: Upon completion of the investigation, the District Equity Compliance Officer will render a decision regarding the Grievance/Complaint, and submit it in writing to the person filing the Complaint. This decision will include findings and any corrections of identified instances of non-compliance and a recommendation of appropriate remedies.
    • Step 8: If the parent/legal guardian is not satisfied with the decision rendered by the District Equity Compliance Officer, the parent/legal guardian may either give written notice to the District Equity Compliance Officer requesting a meeting with the Superintendent to review the complaint or file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 Speer Blvd., Suite #310, Denver, CO 80204-3582.

     

  • Title IV Equity Law

    Cherry Creek School District (CCSD) complies with all laws and regulations related to nondiscrimination. In accordance with CCSD Policy ACB, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Ethnicity and Race, and its corresponding regulations, discrimination on the basis of ethnicity or race is not permitted in the programs or activities CCSD operates. If you believe discrimination against a person has taken place because of his/her ethnicity or race, please complete the Equity Complaint Resolution Process outlined below. 

    • Step 1: The parent/legal guardian should complete and submit a Equity Complaint Form to the District Equity Compliance Officer at Educational Services Center, 4700 S. Yosemite St., Greenwood Village, CO 80111 or email this form to equitycomplaint@cherrycreekschools.org.
    • Step 2: The District Equity Compliance Officer will review the Complaint and meet with the parent/legal guardian to clarify their concerns as written in the Complaint Form.
    • Step 3: The District Equity Compliance Officer will determine whether the concerns are able to be amicably and mutually resolved at the school level or, whether to initiate an investigation in accordance with CCSD Policy AC-R.
    • Step 4: If a resolution at the school level is successful, the Complaint will be closed. If a resolution at the school level is unsuccessful an investigation by the District Equity Compliance Officer will ensue.
    • Step 5: If an investigation by the District Equity Compliance Officer is initiated, a Letter of Intent to Investigate Complaint of Discrimination: Title VI Equity will be sent to the person filing the Complaint.
    • Step 6: In accordance with CCSD Policy AC-R, within 45 working days following the date of receipt of the original Grievance /Complaint. The District Equity Compliance Officer will acknowledge in writing to the Complainant receipt of the Grievance/Complaint and advise the person filing the Complaint of the investigative process.
    • Step 7: Upon completion of the investigation, the District Equity Compliance Officer will render a decision regarding the Grievance/Complaint, and submit it in writing to the person filing the Complaint. This decision will include findings and any corrections of identified instances of non-compliance and a recommendation of appropriate remedies.
    • Step 8: If the parent/legal guardian is not satisfied with the decision rendered by the District Equity Compliance Officer, the parent/legal guardian may either give written notice to the District Equity Compliance Officer requesting a meeting with the Superintendent to review the complaint or file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 Speer Blvd., Suite #310, Denver, CO 80204-3582.

Get In Touch

  • Stephanie Davies,
    District Equity Compliance Officer

    720-554-4373

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Last Modified on July 15, 2019