Equal Educational Opportunities

District 401 ensures that equal educational and extracurricular opportunities shall be available for all students without regard to color, race, nationality, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, gender identity, status of being homeless, immigration status, order of protection status, or actual or potential marital or parental status, including pregnancy.

Title IX Contact Information

The District's Title IX Coordinator is Dr. Kari Smith, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services. Her contact information is:

Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401
8201 W. Fullerton Ave.
Elmwood Park, IL 60707

Sex Equity

No student shall, based on sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, be denied equal access to programs, activities, services or benefits, or be limited in the exercise of any right, privilege, advantage or denied equal access to educational and extracurricular programs and activities.

Third Parties

District 401 will not knowingly enter into agreements with any entity or any individual that discriminates against students on the basis of sex or any other protected status, except that the District remains viewpoint neutral when granting community access to school facilities as explained in Section 8:20 of the Board of Education's District Policy Manual.

Grievances and Complaints

Any student may file a discrimination grievance, including a sex equity complaint, by using the Uniform Grievance Procedure as explained in Section 2:260 of the District Policy Manual.

For Additional Information

The full text of District 401's policy on equal educational opportunities can be found in Section 1:170 in the District Policy Manual.

Questions in reference to educational opportunities may be directed to:

Elmwood Park CUSD 401
8201 West Fullerton Ave.
Elmwood Park, IL 60707
Phone: 708-452-7292

As noted above, Assistant Superintendent for Students Dr. Kari Smith is responsible for sex equity (Title IX). Dr. Smith is also responsible for accommodations for individuals with disabilities (Section 504).