Rochester Community Schools will provide a district climate that prohibits acts of harassment or bullying, and eliminates prejudice and discrimination.
All Rochester Community School members have the right to be:
All individuals are entitled to a physically, emotionally and intellectually safe learning and work environment. It is our responsibility to address discriminatory statements and actions.
All individuals are entitled to be valued. Various customs, lifestyles, and backgrounds contribute to an enriched learning environment.
All individuals are entitled to be treated equitably. Education increases awareness and understanding and promotes human dignity.
RCS is committed to providing a positive and supportive learning environment for every student so all members of our school community are safe, valued, and respected.
Rochester Community Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, creed or ancestry, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, familial status, arrest record or physical and mental disabilities in accordance with the Elliot-Larson Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) MCL 37.2206, Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act (PWCRA), MCL 37.1206,Title II, Title VI, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendment Act of 1972, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (8U.S.C., Section 1324A Et.Seq.) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In addition, individuals will not be excluded from, or be denied, the benefits of participation in any program or activity for which the Board is responsible.
Rochester Community Schools has designated the following individuals as Compliance Coordinators:
Title IX, Title II and Section 504 Students: Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, 501 W. University, Rochester, MI 48307 (248)726-3106;
Equal Employment Opportunity/Section 504 for non-students: Chief Human Resource Officer, 501 W. University, Rochester, MI 48307 (248)726-3110.