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Notice of Non-Discrimination

Policy and Contacts

Davis School District and South Davis Junior High do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Inquiries or complaints regarding the non-discrimination policies may be directed to an individual’s principal or supervisor and/or the District Compliance Officer:

Steven Baker, Associate Director Human Resources

ADA (Employment Issues) Coordinator

Davis School District

45 East State Street, P.O. Box 588 Farmington, Utah 84025

Tel: (801) 402-5315

sbaker@dsdmail.net

 

Midori Clough, District 504 Coordinator Section 504 (Student Issues) Coordinator Davis School District

70 East 100 North, P.O. Box 588

Farmington, Utah 84025

Tel: (801) 402-5180

mclough@dsdmail.net

 

Bernardo Villar, Director of Equity

Title IX Compliance Coordinator

Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, or Gender in other than Athletic Programs

Davis School District

70 East 100 North, P.O. Box 588

Farmington, Utah 84025

Tel: (801) 402-5319

bvillar@dsdmail.net

 

Tim Best, Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator

Title IX Compliance Coordinator

Gender Based Discrimination in Athletic Programs

Davis School District

20 North Main Street, P.O. Box 588 Farmington, Utah 84025

Tel: (801) 402-7850

tbest@dsdmail.net

 

Scott Zigich, Director of Risk Management Physical Facilities Compliance Coordinator Davis School District

20 North Main Street, P.O. Box 588 Farmington, Utah 84025

Tel: (801) 402-5307

szigich@dsdmail.net

Accomodations for Individuals with Disabilites

 

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Davis School District and South Davis Junior High will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Students, parents, or employees needing accommodation should contact their school ADA/504 Coordinator, Tami Oliver (801-402-6400), their principal or supervisor, or you may contact the District ADA Coordinator, Steve Baker (402-5315), for parent or employee accommodations; or Section 504 Coordinator, Midori Clough (402-5180) for student accommodations.

 

Safe and Orderly Schools

 

It is the policy of the Davis School District and South Davis Junior High to promote a safe and orderly school environment for all students and employees. Criminal acts or disruptive behavior of any kind will not be tolerated and any individual who engages in such activity will be subject to school disciplinary action as determined by school administrators, District disciplinary action as determined by the District.

 

Case Management Team, police referral, and/or prosecution. In determining appropriate discipline, school officials will consider the totality of the circumstances, including the severity of the offense, as well as the individual’s age, disability status, intent, academic status, and prior disciplinary records.

 

Weapons and Explosives - Automatic One-Year Suspension

Any student who in a school building, in a school vehicle, on District property, or in conjunction with any school activity, possesses, controls, sales, arranges for the sale of, uses or threatens use of a real weapon, explosive, noxious or flammable material, or actually uses or threatens to use a look-alike or pretend weapon with the intent to intimidate another person or to disrupt normal school activities, shall be expelled from all District schools, programs, and activities for a period of not less than one calendar year; unless the District Case Management Team determines, on a case-by-case basis, that a lesser penalty would be more appropriate. The terms “weapon,” “explosive,” and “noxious or flammable material” includes but are not limited to: guns, starter pistols, cap guns, knives, martial arts accessories, bombs, bullets and ammunition, fireworks, gasoline or other flammable liquids, matches, and lighters.

 

Drugs and Controlled Substances

Any student, who possesses, controls, uses, distributes, sells, or arranges the sale of an illegal drug or controlled substance (which includes alcohol, tobacco in any form, and electronic cigarettes), an imitation controlled substance, or drug paraphernalia in a school building, in a school vehicle, on District property, or in conjunction with any school activity, may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, tested for drugs, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted.

 

Serious Violations

Any student may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted for committing any of the following school-related serious violations: 1) threatening or causing harm to the school, school property, or person associated with the school, or property associated with that person, regardless of where the conduct occurs; 2) committing any criminal act, including but not limited to: assault, hazing, rape, trespass, arson, theft, vandalism, possession or use of pornographic materials on school property; 3) engaging in any gang activity, including but not limited to flashing gang signs, displaying or spraying gang graffiti, wearing or displaying gang related clothing or apparel, or soliciting others for membership in a gang.

Disruptions of School Operations

Any student may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted for any conduct that creates an unreasonable and substantial disruption or risk of disruption of a class, activity, program, or other function of the school, including but not limited to frequent, flagrant, or willful disobedience; defiance of school authority; criminal activity; fighting; noncompliance with school dress code; possession of contraband (I.e., drug paraphernalia, pornography, mace, pepper spray, laser pen, chains, needles, razor blades, bats and clubs); or the use of foul, profane, vulgar, harassing or abusive language.

Due Process

When a student is suspected of violating South Davis Junior High or District policy the school administrator must meet with and inform him/her of the allegations and provide the student the opportunity to give his/her version of the incident. If the school administrator determines sufficient evidence exists to impose discipline the school administrator shall notify the parent that 1) this student has been suspended; 2) grounds for the suspension; 3) the period of time for which the student is suspended; and 4) the time and place for the parent to meet a designated school official to review the suspension.