Monday, 16 December 2019 14:00

Civil Rights

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Weber School District is committed to ensuring a safe learning and working environment for all our students and employees. Weber School District prohibits discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment), or retaliation on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected classification in all educational  programs, activities, admissions, access, treatment, or employment practices. Board Policy 4120 and 7100 prohibits discrimination based on race, color and national origin, sex, handicap or disability, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,  and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Equal Access Act, and Utah Code 34A-5-106.

The Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Department is committed to look for evidence and research-based practices that will enhance educational practices. The Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Department supports Weber School District Educators' work and create a space for tools and resources, but also reflect on the essence of the “why” of our work. For more information regarding civil rights, please check the following links. 

Bullying Investigation

Sexual Harrassment Complain Form

How to File and OCR Complaint

Section 504

Title IV of the Civil Rights Act

Title IX of the Education Amendment

Wednesday, 11 December 2019 15:16

TH Bell

Ms. Lloyds students worked hard on their Chrome Book covers. They will be getting Chrome books in January.

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Thursday, 05 December 2019 15:31

Orion Jr High students make seatbelt covers

Ms Smith FACS class at Orion Jr have been making seatbelt covers for cancer patients…The idea was inspired by one of Ms. Smith students who has a friend with cancer.  The cancer patients favorite item that helped her through her treatments  was a selt beltcover for the Chemo ports.  The covers prevent the seatbelts from rubbing against the ports. The ports are very sensitive.  All covers made will be donated to local hospitals for cancer patients.

Monday, 30 September 2019 09:54

How to file an OCR Complaint

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Discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin is prohibited by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  This includes discrimination based on a person’s limited English proficiency or English learner status; and actual or perceived shared ancestry or ethnic characteristics, including membership in a religion that may be perceived to exhibit such characteristics (such as Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh individuals).

Discrimination on the basis of sex is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.  This includes discrimination based on pregnancy, parental status, and sex stereotypes (such as treating persons differently because they do not conform to sex-role expectations or because they are attracted to or are in relationships with persons of the same sex).

Discrimination against persons with disabilities is prohibited by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by public entities, whether or not they receive federal financial assistance).  This includes discrimination against individuals currently without an impairment that substantially limits of a major life activity, but who have a record of or are regarded as having a disability.

Discrimination on the basis of age is prohibited by Age Discrimination Act of 1975.

These civil rights laws extend to all state education agencies, elementary and secondary school systems, colleges and universities, vocational schools, proprietary schools, state vocational rehabilitation agencies, libraries and museums that receive federal financial assistance from ED. These include all public schools and most public and private colleges and universities.

Weber School District is committed to ensuring a safe learning and working environment for all our students and employees. Weber School District prohibits discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment), or retaliation on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected classification in all educational  programs, activities, admissions, access, treatment, or employment practices. Board Policy 4120 and 7100 prohibits discrimination based on race, color and national origin, sex, handicap or disability, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,  and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Equal Access Act, and Utah Code 34A-5-106. Related inquiries and complaints may be directed to a school administrator or to the weber School District Director of Equity, Justice, and Inclusion (801) 476-7869. You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, Denver, CO, (303) 844-5695 or, if you believe you have been discriminated in your employment, the Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division (UALD) at (801) 530-6801 or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) at 1-800-669-4000..

SPANISH VERSION: Cómo presentar una queja o reclamo ante la Oficina de Derechos Civiles (OCR)

Title IX

If you believe your student has been discriminated against on the basis of sex, including gender identity and sexual orientation, in its educational programs and activities, or harassed in a manner that is creating a hostile environment for your student, you are directed to Policy 4120, paragraphs 1.5A through 1.5G which outlines procedures for filing a Title IX complaint. 

The Title IX Coordinator for Weber School District is Assistant Superindent, Art Hansen.  His contact information is: ; 801-476-7866

Section 504

If you believe your student has been discriminated against on the basis of a disability, you are directed to Policy 4120, paragraphs 2.7A through 2.7G, which outlines the procedures for filing a Section 504 complaint. The Section 504 Coordinator for Weber School District is Karen Miller, in Equity, Justice & Inclusion Department.  Ms. Miller can be reached at  .

 

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 13:47

Title IX of the Education Amendment

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The Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Schools may not retaliate against any person for opposing an unlawful educational practice or policy, or made charges, testified or participated in any complaint action under Title IX. All districts and charter schools must have a designated Title IX coordinator with their contact information prominently posted in visible areas of the schools, including handbooks, and on the school's website to ensure protections to students who are being discriminated based on their sex.

If you believe your student has been discriminated against on the basis of sex, including gender identity and sexual orientation, in its educational programs and activities, or harassed in a manner that is creating a hostile environment for your student, you are directed to Policy 4120, paragraphs 1.5A through 1.5G which outlines procedures for filing a Title IX complaint. 

The Title IX Coordinator for Weber School District is Assistant Superintendent, Art Hansen. His contact information is:  ; 801-476-7866

 

Resources

Title IX Resource Guide

Sexual Harrassment Complain Form

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 13:47

Bullying Investigation

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We take reports of bullying and/or harassment very seriously. In an effort to be as responsive as possible we have created a centralized reporting form.  This system ensures a consistent, immediate response and allows for collection of data to further inform our decision making.

While an immediate response is important, our focus is on preventing these incidents and their impact on our students. We are here to offer answers, support and guidance in dealing with concerns of bullying and harassment in our schools.

 

Reporting Bullying, Discrimination and Harassment:

Complaint Form
Response Form
Witness Statement Form
Investigation Report Form

 

Board Policy regarding bullying:

WSD 5201 Bullying Policy [ENGLISH]
WSD 5201 Bullying Policy / Politica de Intimación Acoso Escolar [SPANISH]

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 13:47

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act

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Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states: No person in the Unites States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Protections include providing equity in educational opportunities for minority students as well as for students who have limited proficiency in English.

If you believe your student has been discriminated against on the basis of sex, including gender identity and sexual orientation, in its educational programs and activities, or harassed in a manner that is creating a hostile environment for your student, you are directed to Policy 4120, paragraphs 1.5A through 1.5G which outlines procedures for filing a Title VI complaint

 

Friday, 16 August 2019 08:41

CTSO Advisors

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FFA -RHS Ray Smalley
Cheyenne Reid


FFA -FHS Craig Demorest
Clyde Ellertson
Justin Selman
Laurel Selman




FFA -BHS Hailey Bass
FFA-WHS Jarvis Pace
Hailee Toone
Cassie Joiner


FBLA -RHS Brett Webb
Eric Greenhalgh
Julie Townsend


FBLA -BHS Mike Dunkley
FBLA -WHS

Alan Rawlins
Trevor Ward


FBLA -WIC Jacob Harrison  
FBLA/DECA FHS Dale Pollard
Tori Pollard
Leanne Nauta



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DECA RHS Ben Hunsaker 

 

DECA BHS Ralph Andersen
Emily Okerlund 

DECA WHS

Trevor Ward
Angie Larson


FCCLA RHS Gaylene Greenwood
Alicia Bartlett
Raquel Boehme


FCCLA FHS Natalie Wilson
Megan Barratt
Jerrie Lin Hansen


FCCLA BHS Alyssa Bennett
Mindy Nish
Maren Malan


FCCLA WHS Ashley Blaisdell
Kimberlee Arthur
Stephanie Bradford


FCCLA WIC Helen Marble
HOSA RHS Terry Schriver
Brenda Cook

HOSA BHS Michelle Dawson
Sheree Bjerregaard

HOSA FHS Kelly Harlan
Shannon Iseminger
Doug Kap


HOSA WHS Jen Bird
Melissa Powell

HOSA WIC Melissa Checketts
Lori Bosley

Skills USA-RHS Dane Tom
Skills USA-BHS Adam Arndt
Adriana Moore

Skills USA - WHS Steve Filiaga
Elliott Hedgepeth

TSA FHS Tom Paskett

TSA WIC Emily Ruesch
Trevor Brown
Gary Davis
Alex Kay



 

Monday, 29 July 2019 15:59

School Climate and Culture

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School Climate and Equity

Equity is intrinsic to all aspects of school climate work. It is not a separate issue. The National School Climate Center defines this to be the quality and character of school life that fosters children’s, youth’s, and families’ full access to:

  1. Appropriately supported, high expectations for learning and achievement
  2. Emotionally and physically safe, healthy learning environments
  3. Caring relationships with peers and adults
  4. Participation that meaningfully enhances academic, social-emotional, civic, and moral development.

An equitable school climate responds to the wide range of cultural norms, goals, values, interpersonal relationships, leadership practices, and organizational structures within the broader community.

Schools can create more equitable communities through the following promising strategies:

  1. Encourage reflective practice and build cultural awareness in students and adults
  2. Increase understanding of diverse cultures
  3. Keep diverse schools physically and emotionally safe
  4. Make high expectations culturally responsive
  5. Design multiple pathways to meaningful participation
  6. Demonstrate caring by knowing students’ unique emotional needs

 

Weber School District Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Framework Standards -PDF document

                        edited 2020 EJIC Standards poster graphic

Monday, 29 July 2019 15:59

Professional Development

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Professional development is the strategy schools and school districts use to ensure that educators continue to strengthen their practice throughout their career. The most effective professional development engages teams of teachers to focus on the needs of their students. They learn and problem solve together in order to ensure all students achieve success. The Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Department can help leaders with a multitude of training on various topics. 

 

Teacher Resources: 

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  • American Indian Heritage Month

 

UTAH EDUCATION NETWORK: American Indian Resources

 

 

  • Hispanic Heritage Month

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  • 2021 Unity Day & National Bullying Prevention Month (October)

 

Anti bullying video 2021

Spookley the Square Pumpkin: A Digital Toolkit

         

 

unity day resources

 

 

 

                             

 

 

 

Unity Day Dance:  Click on image below, then click on the Dance tab.

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