Policy Conversations with Dr Provost

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Dr. Provost sits down with two Northampton High School students to discuss their districts anti-discrimination policies.

Link to the policy-https://drive.google.com/file/d/12aHYNhBgMpap802b6aCRv0R1XQVMVJd_/view


The Northampton Public Schools are committed to promoting multi-cultural understanding,
appreciation and harmony, to ensuring that no student is denied access to any educational
program or other activity of the Northampton Public Schools for reason of age, color, disability,
economic status, ethnic background, gender identification, marital status, national origin,
pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and to
compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, including state and federal civil rights
and anti-discrimination laws relating to the employment practices, the educational programs
and all other activities of the Northampton Public Schools. Northampton Public Schools shall
comply with all such law, all applicable federal and state law pertaining to individuals with
disabilities.

Students and staff of the Northampton Public Schools shall not, at any time, do or say anything
that would, in any way, tend to cast aspersion on the age, color, disability, economic status,
ethnic background, gender identification, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, pregnancy-
related conditions, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation of any individual or group or otherwise
engage in racist or other discriminatory behavior.

The School Committee commits to:

1. Promote the rights and responsibilities of all individuals as set forth in the State and
Federal Constitutions, pertinent legislation, and applicable judicial interpretations.

2. Encourage positive experiences for all children, youth and adults.

3. Work toward a more inclusive society and to enlist the support of individuals as well as
groups and agencies, both private and governmental, in such an effort.

4. Use all appropriate communication and action techniques to air and reduce the
grievances of individuals and groups.

5. Carefully consider, in all the decisions made within the school system, the potential
benefits or adverse consequences that those decisions might have on of all segments of
the community.

6. Initiate a process of reviewing policies and practices of the school system in order to
achieve to the greatest extent possible the objectives of this policy.
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