Anti-Discrimination

  • Equal Opportunity, Discrimination, Harassment And Retaliation
    The Ritenour School District is an equal opportunity employer. The District is also committed to maintaining a workplace and educational environment free from illegal discrimination or harassment in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs, activities and facilities. Discrimination or harassment against employees, students or others on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law is strictly prohibited in accordance with law. For more information, view District Policy AC - Equal Opportunity, Discrimination, Harassment And Retaliation

    ADA/Section 504
    The Ritenour School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, or access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities. The Ritenour School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Individuals who need auxiliary aids for effective communication in programs and services of the Ritenour School District are invited to make their needs and preferences known to the ADA/Section 504 Compliance Coordinator.

    Age Discrimination Act of 1975/Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    The Ritenour School District prohibits all forms of age discrimination in keeping with the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. In addition, the Ritenour School District also prohibits any form of discrimination on the basis of race, color and national origin as outlined in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    Sexual Harassment Under Title IX
    The Ritenour School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities, including employment and admissions, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX). All forms of sex-based discrimination are prohibited in the district, but this policy focuses exclusively on sexual harassment as defined in Title IX that occurs within the education programs and activities of the district. However, the district will respond promptly to investigate and address any report or complaint of sexual harassment.

    For more information, view District Policy ACA – Sexual Harassment Under Title IX, which includes grievance procedures.

    Inquiries should be directed to the Title IX Compliance Coordinator below.

    Inquiries regarding Ritenour personnel:     
    Dr. Mike LaChance, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources & Title IX Coordinator
    2420 Woodson Road | St. Louis, MO 63114 | 314-493-6062
    Email: lachancem@ritenourschools.org

    Inquiries regarding Ritenour students:
    Julie Hahn, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services
    2420 Woodson Road | St. Louis, MO 63114 | 314-493-6086
    Email: hahnj@ritenourschools.org 

    Any person who is unable to resolve a grievance arising under Title IX addressed in District Policy ACA may contact the Office for Civil Rights, Region VII, One Petticoat Lane 1010 Walnut Street, Suite 320, Kansas City, MO 64106; telephone (816) 268-0550; email  OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov.