Nondiscrimination Policy

It is the policy of the South Bend Community School Corporation not to discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity in its programs, activities, or employment. Further, it is the policy of the School Corporation to provide an equal opportunity for all students, regardless of race, color, creed, disability, religion, gender, ancestry, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, place of residence within the boundaries of the Corporation, or social or economic background, to learn through the curriculum offered in this Corporation. It is also the policy of the School Corporation to provide equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies:

Compliance Coordinators

  Name Phone Department
ADA Coordinators Students & Employees Joel Boehner
Kendra Key             
Assistant Director of Exceptional Learners
Chief Compliance Officer
Adult Basic Education Amanda Russell 393-5800 Supervisor of Adult Education
Age Discrimination Compliance Officer Kendra Key 393-6177 Chief Compliance Officer
HIPAA Kendra Key 393-6177 Chief Compliance Officer
Homeless Liaison Deb Martin 393-6053 Director of Student Learning & Title I
Section 504 Coordinator Joel Boehner 393-6119 Assistant Director of
Exceptional Learners
Sexual Harassment Coordinators
Students & Employees
Dr. Tessa Sutton
Kendra Key
Assistant Superintendent of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Chief Compliance Officer
Special Needs Coordinators Julia Cordova-Gurulé
Kathy Carr
Director of Bilingual Services
Interim Director of Exceptional Learning
Title VI Coordinator Brandon White 393-6043 Assistant Superintendent of Academics
Title IX Coordinator
Students, Employees & Volunteers
Kendra Key 393-6177 Chief Compliance Officer

Information about grievance processes may be obtained by contacting the receptionist at the Administration Building, 215 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601; phone 574-393-6000. Inquiries may also be addressed to the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights at 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-4544.

LEGAL AUTHORITY: Indiana Civil Rights Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1973, Title IX (1972 Education Amendments), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title I and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991, South Bend Ord. 10154-2 § III, 2-127-1, and Education Policy #2260.