District Compliance Officers

The Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, (including sexual orientation or transgender identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, (collectively, "Protected Classes"), in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.

The Board designates the following individuals to serve as the District’s "Compliance Officers" (also known as "Civil Rights Coordinators”).

·         William Heath, Superintendent

o    wheath@portlandk12.org

o    (517) 647-4161

 

·         Christine Rockey, High School Principal

o    crockey@portlandk12.org

o    (517) 647-2981

 

 

 

Anti-Harassment Compliance Officers

It is the policy of the Board of Education to maintain an education and work environment that is free from all forms of unlawful harassment, including sexual harassment. This commitment applies to all School District operations, programs, and activities. All students, administrators, teachers, staff, and all other school personnel share responsibility for avoiding, discouraging, and reporting any form of unlawful harassment. The Board will vigorously enforce its prohibition against discriminatory harassment based on race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and transgender identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, or genetic information (collectively, "Protected Classes") that are protected by Federal civil rights laws (hereinafter referred to as "unlawful harassment"), and encourages those within the School District community as well as third parties, who feel aggrieved to seek assistance to rectify such problems. The Board will investigate all allegations of harassment and in those cases where unlawful harassment is substantiated, the Board will take immediate steps to end the harassment, prevent its reoccurrence, and remedy its effects. Individuals who are found to have engaged in unlawful harassment will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.

The Board designates the following individuals to serve as "Anti-Harassment Compliance Officers" for the District.

·         William Heath, Superintendent

o    wheath@portlandk12.org

o    (517) 647-4161

 

·         Christine Rockey, High School Principal

o    crockey@portlandk12.org

o    (517) 647-2981

 

 

504/ADA Coordinators

Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ("Section 504"), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended ("ADA") and the implementing regulations (collectively "Section 504/ADA"), no otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall, solely by reason of his/her disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. The Board of Education does not discriminate in admission or access to, or participation or treatment in its programs or activities. As such, the Board's policies and practices will not discriminate against students with disabilities and will make accessible to qualified individuals with disabilities its facilities, programs, and activities. No discrimination will be knowingly permitted against any individual with a disability on the sole basis of that disability in any of the programs, activities, policies, and/or practices in the District.

The Board designates the following individual(s) to serve as the District’s 504 Compliance Officer(s)/ADA Coordinator(s)

·         William Heath, Superintendent

o    wheath@portlandk12.org

o    (517) 647-4161

 

·         Cyndi Geiger, Special Education Director

o    cgeiger@ioniaisd.org

o    (517) 647-4161