Educational Equity Statement

It is the policy of the Des Moines Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you believe you have (or your child has) been discriminated against or treated unjustly at school, please contact Susan Tallman, interim Chief of Human Resources, 2100 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321; phone: 515-242-7709 email: susan.tallman@dmschools.org.

In addition, the District prohibits hostile work and learning environment harassment toward employees or students that are not allegations of discrimination. Complaints of hostile work or learning environment harassment may be filed with, District Equity Coordinator, at 2100 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, Iowa 50321, (515) 242-7709.

The district is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment free of any form of sexual harassment toward personnel and students on school grounds, on school time, at a school-sponsored activity or in a school- related context. Complaints of sexual harassment filed against students, employees or adults may be filed with the District Equity Coordinator, 515-242-7709