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600.02 Title: Multicultural and Gender Fair Education

The education program of the Columbus Community School District revolves around a philosophy of equal educational opportunities and non-discrimination in educational programs and activities.  Students will have an equal opportunity for a quality education without discrimination, regardless of their sex, race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age (except for permitting/prohibiting students to engage in certain activities), marital/parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or socioeconomic status.


The education program shall be free of discrimination and provide equal opportunity for the students.  The education program shall foster knowledge of and respect and appreciation for the historical and contemporary contributions of diverse cultural groups, as well as men and women, to society.  Special emphasis shall be placed on Asian-Americans, African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, American Indians, European-Americans, and persons with disabilities.  It shall also reflect the wide variety of roles open to both men and women and provide equal opportunity to both sexes.


Approved: 1995-1996

Reviewed: FY 2016-2017, August 15, 2016

Revised: 02/24/17