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Nondiscrimination Commitment

Nondiscrimination Commitment

Lombard Elementary District 44 is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in its education programs and activities and employment. District 44 does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, immigration status, order of protection status, status of being homeless, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service or any other protected category in employment or in the provision of services, programs, and activities. The District complies with all laws and applicable regulations that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation by and in the District, including the following:

  1. Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  2. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
  3. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  4. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.
  5. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq.
  6. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 
  7. The State Officials and Employees Ethics Act
  8. The Illinois Human Rights Act
  9. Sections 10-22.5, 27-1, and 20.60 of the School Code and 23 Illinois Administrative Code Part 200
  10. Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act, 820 ILCS 108/
  11. Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003, 820 ILCS 112/
  12. Illinois Genetic Information Privacy Act (GINA), 410 ILCS 513/ and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000ff et seq.
  13. Employee Credit Privacy Act, 820 ILCS 70/

    The District will use the grievance procedures in Board of Education Policies 2:260 (Uniform Grievance Procedure) and 2:265 (Title IX Grievance Procedure) to process applicable complaints based on alleged violations of law or Board policy.

No student, parent/guardian, employee, or other member of the District community will be subjected to retaliation as prohibited under any law or Board policy, including those laws identified above. Retaliation is an adverse act imposed because a person has asserted a right or participated in a process involving the assertion of a right, including reporting a violation of law or Board policy or participating in the grievance processes used to process complaints based on alleged violations of law or Board policy.

Any person who believes any student, employee, or third party or the District generally has engaged in conduct prohibited by the laws cited above or Board policy, including discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, or who has inquiries about the application of the laws cited above or Board policy should contact a District Nondiscrimination/Title IX Coordinator, Nondiscrimination Coordinator, or Complaint Manager using the contact information below:

District Nondiscrimination/Title IX Coordinator
            Brett Sharkey
            150 W. Madison Street, Lombard, IL 60148
            [email protected]

Complaint Manager
           Scott Stehlik
           150 W. Madison Street, Lombard, IL 60148
[email protected]

Complaint Manager
          Alexandra Hahn
          150 W. Madison Street, Lombard, IL 60148

The following agencies may also be able to answer inquiries about some of the other laws cited above:


U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Chicago Office

JCK Federal Building
230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: (312) 730-1560
Facsimile: (312) 730-1576
Email: [email protected]

See www.ed.gov/ocr

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Chicago District Office

JCK Federal Building
Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: (312) 872-9744
Facsimile: 312-588-1260
[email protected]

See www.eeoc.gov

Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR)
Springfield Office

535 West Jefferson
1st Floor
Intake Unit
Springfield, IL 62702
Telephone: (217) 785-5100
Facsimile: (217) 785-5106
Email: [email protected]

See www2.illinois.gov/DHR  


More information on the Board policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation can be found in Board policy, including, for example, Board policies 2:270 (Discrimination and Harassment on the Basis of Race, Color, and National Origin Prohibited), 5:10 (Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment), 5:20 (Workplace Harassment Prohibited), 7:10 (Equal Educational Opportunities), 7:20 (Harassment of Students Prohibited); 7:180 (Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment) More information about how to report discrimination, harassment, or retaliation can be found in Board policies  2:260 (Uniform Grievance Procedure) and 2:265 (Title IX Grievance Procedure). The Board’s policy handbook is available online here.


Training Materials to Train Title IX Team Members

The following materials have been used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process (the District’s Title IX Team members):

Training Materials Used to Train Title IX Team Members