Laws & Rights
- Laws, Rules, and Interpretations for Special Education
- Indiana Department of Education - Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Indiana Compilation of School Discipline Laws & Regulations
- Indiana Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies
- Use of Seclusion & Restraint with Students (Board Policy 5630.01)
Title IX Information
The School Board does not discriminate on the basis of the Protected Classes of race, color, national origin, sex (including transgender status, sexual orientation and gender identity), disability, age, religion, military status, ancestry, or genetic information which are classes protected by Federal and/or State law (collectively, "Protected Classes") occurring in the Corporation’s employment opportunities, programs and/or activities, or, if initially occurring off Corporation grounds or outside the Corporation’s employment opportunities, programs and activities, affecting the Corporation environment.
The Superintendent shall appoint and publicize the name of the Compliance Officer(s) who is/are responsible for coordinating the Corporation’s efforts to comply with applicable Federal and State laws and regulations, including the Corporation’s duty to address in a prompt and equitable manner any inquiries or complaints regarding discrimination or denial of equal access. The Compliance Officer(s) also shall verify that proper notice of nondiscrimination for Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (as amended), Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act is provided to staff members and the general public. Any sections of the Corporation's collectively bargained contracts dealing with hiring, promotion, and tenure should contain a statement of nondiscrimination similar to that in the Board's statement above. In addition, any gender-specific terms should be eliminated from such contracts.
The following person(s) is/are designated as the Corporation’s Compliance Officer(s) and, as such, shall handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies of the Corporation and address any complaint of discrimination:
Dr. Michael Stephens
6240 US Highway 6
Portage, IN 46368
The PTS compliance officer received training on Title IX practices through Vector Solutions' SafeSchools.