Equal Education Opportunity

All students of the District have equal educational opportunities. Students have the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, economic status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or military status in all decisions affecting admissions; membership in school­ sponsored organizations, clubs or activities; access to facilities; distribution of funds; academic evaluations or any other aspects of school-sponsored activities. Any limitations with regard to participation in a school-sponsored activity are based on criteria reasonably related to that specific activity.

Any person who believes that s/he has been discriminated against on the basis of his/her race, color, disability, religion, gender, or national origin while at school or a school activity should immediately contact the School District's Compliance Officer(s):

Director of Student Services
GOAL Digital Academy
890 W. 4th St.
Mansfield Ohio 44906
% Nan Standish: http://nstanish@mygda.org
Direct Line: 419- 940- 0386

Complaints will be investigated in accordance with the procedures described in this Student/Parent Handbook. Any student making a complaint or participating in a school investigation will be protected from retaliation. The Compliance Officer(s) can provide additional information concerning equal access to educational opportunity.

Individuals may also, at any time, contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Cleveland Office, 600 Superior Avenue East, Suite 750, Cleveland, Ohio 44114--2611;
Telephone: (216) 522-4970
Fax: (216) 522-2573
TDD: (216) 522-4944
E-mail: ocr.cleveland@ed.gov
Web: http://www.ed.gov/ocr