It is the policy of the West Lyon School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, socio-economic status, age or disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies as required by Titles VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

It is the policy of the West Lyon School District that the curriculum content and instructional materials utilized reflect the culture and racial diversity present in the United States and the many careers, roles, and life styles open to women as well as men in our society.  One objective of the total curriculum and teaching strategies is to reduce stereotyping and to eliminate bias of race, color, creed, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, socio-economic status, age or disability.  The curriculum should foster respect and appreciation for the cultural diversity found in our country and an awareness of the rights, duties, and responsibilities of each individual as a member of a multicultural, nonsexist society.

Grievance Procedure
Any student or employee of the West Lyon School District shall have the right to file a formal complaint alleging noncompliance with regulations outlined in Titles VI or VII of the 1964 Civil Right Act, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. 

Principal or Immediate Supervisor
The first action can be informal and is an optional step; i.e. may be bypassed by the grievant.  Any employee with a grievance of discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, socio-economic status, age or disability may first discuss the matter with his/her principal or immediate supervisor, with the object being the resolution of the situation informally.  A student with a complaint of discrimination may discuss it with his/her teacher, counselor, or principal.

Compliance Officers
Any student or employee may file a formal complaint alleging nondiscrimination with a compliance officer.  The following have been assigned as compliance officers:
Doug Jiskoot and Tim Snyder
West Lyon School District
Inwood, Iowa 51240
(712) 753-4917

The West Lyon Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following service areas: Agriculture Education, Business Education, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Industrial Education.  Criteria for admission to the career and technical programs is open to all students and it is the policy of the West Lyon Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic status, age or disability in its education programs and its employment practices.  There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination.  If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district's Equity Coordinator, James M. Hargens, Superintendent, 1787 182 North, Inwood, Iowa, 51240, 712-753-4917 or .