Non-Discrimination Policy


     It is the stated policy of the M.S.D. of Shakamak not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicaps, or national origin, including limited English proficiency.

     This non- discrimination policy applies to students’ access to courses and programs, to physical education and athletics, to counseling and guidance, to vocational education programs, to financial assistance, to extracurricular activities and to other matters related to students.

     A Compliance Officer (s) has been appointed for the M.S.D. of Shakamak.  It is his/her responsibility to see that both the letter and the intent of this non-discrimination policy are followed.

     Inquires, informal or formal complaints, should be addressed to:

    Title IX Coordinator (gender)                          Nondiscrimination and Access to
    Mr. Shane Reese, Principal                              Equal Educational Opportunity
    Shakamak Jr.-Sr. High School                           Mr. Travis Turpen, Principal
    9233 Shakamak School Road                 Shakamak Elementary
    Jasonville, Indiana 47438                                  9233 Shakamak School Road
     (812) 665-3550                    Jasonville, IN 47438

   Section 504 Coordinator (handicapped)             Anti-Harassment Coordinator
   Mr. Travis Turpen                                                        Mr. Shane Reese
   Shakamak Elementary                             Shakamak Jr.-Sr. High School
   9233 Shakamak School Road                             9233 Shakamak School Road
   Jasonville, Indiana 47438                             Jasonville, IN 47438 
   (812) 665-3550

   Americans with Disabilities Coordinator          Limited English Proficiency Coordinator
   Mr. Jeff Gambill, Superintendent                          Mr. Jeff Gambill, Superintendent
   M.S.D. of Shakamak                                                     M.S.D. of Shakamak
   9233 Shakamak School Road                                  9233 Shakamak School Road
   Jasonville, Indiana 47438                           Jasonville, IN 47438 
   (812) 665-3550                                  (812)-665-3550

                                              M.S.D. OF SHAKAMAK


        A.     Level One

           1.   The officer, employee, student, or patron alleging a violation shall submit the      
                 initial complaint in writing to the appropriate compliance coordinator  
                described above (building level or corporation level).  The complaint shall 
                stipulate the specific act or omission, the date of same, and parties involved.

           2.   The compliance coordinator shall initiate investigation of the circumstances of 
                 the complaint within seven (7) calendar days of the receipt of the written 

           3.   The compliance coordinator shall render a decision within fourteen (14) 
                 calendar days of the receipt of the written complaint.  The decision shall be in
                 writing to the complainant.

           4.   The complainant shall have seven (7) calendar days to react to the decision
                 before it becomes final.  If the complainant disagrees with the decision of the 
                 compliance coordinator and submits such a statement in writing to the 
                 compliance officer, a level two procedure shall be enacted.

         B.     Level Two

            1.   The compliance coordinator shall submit the written disagreement statement
                  and all related information to the superintendent within three (3) calendar 
                  days of receipt.

            2.    The superintendent shall review all materials and schedule a meeting within
                   seven (7) calendar days of receipt of the written disagreement and all related
                   information.  The participants shall be the complainant, the compliance 
                   coordinator, and  the superintendent. Other witnesses may be called with 
                   mutual prior notice of three (3) calendar days.

            3.   The superintendent shall make a decision within seven (7) calendar days
                  of the final meeting of parties.  This decision shall be final. 
NOTE: By mutual agreement, circumstances of calendar availability may result in 
extension of stipulated time allowances if a request is made in writing by either party and
so agreed to by the parties.

If the alleged violation, interpretation or application is of a corporate nature such as a written rule, regulation, or policy, then Level Two is initiated immediately.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

Full Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating based on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.  

Program information may be made available in languages other than English.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or  USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact the USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture 
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
  3. email: [email protected].

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.