BP 5145.30


 Note:  AS 14.18.010 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex against an employee or a student in public education. Under Title IX, all students in schools receiving any federal funding are protected from discrimination based on sex. Sex includes male, female, straight,gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender. In 2014, the United States Department of Education issued its Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual violence. This guidance provides that “Title IX’s sex discrimination prohibition extends to claims of discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity and OCR accepts such complaints for investigation.” U.S. Dept. of Educ., Office for Civil Rights (Apr. 29, 2014). Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence, accessible at

District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination with respect to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic group, sexual orientation, gender identity,  marital or parental status, and physical or mental disability.  The School Board shall ensure equal opportunities for all students in admission and access to academic courses, guidance and counseling programs, athletic programs, testing procedures, vocational education and other activities.

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination)
(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)
(cf. 5145.7 - Sexual Harassment)

Separate arrangements may be made for students according to sex during sex education programs and physical education activities involving bodily contact.

School staff and volunteers must guard against sex discrimination and stereotyping in instruction, guidance and supervision.           

(cf. 6164.2- Guidance Services)

Legal Reference:

14.18.010-14.18.100  Prohibition Against Sex and Race Discrimination

4 AAC 06.500 – 4 AAC 06.600 Prohibition of Gender or Race Discrimination

4 AAC 51.270  Equal opportunities

Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d-2000d-7

Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688
Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Sections 503 and 504, 29 U.S.C. § 794
Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1401-1491
Americans With Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101-12213 
Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 29 U.S.C. §§ 621-634                                                                                              

Adoption Date:  10/13/99
Revision Date: 02/24/2016
Revision Date: 4/24/2019