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Affirmative Action Plan
The Independence Community School District is deeply committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action to attain a workforce representative of ethnic and gender diversity. A diverse workforce serves as role models for our students. A diverse workforce broadens and deepens the capacity of our organization to address issues related to diversity. In employing individuals, the board will consider the qualifications, credentials, and records of the applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. In keeping with the law, however, the board will consider the veteran status of the applicants.
Inquiries or grievances related to the Independence Community School District’s Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action policies or plan may be directed to Erin Burmeister, Director of School Improvement, Independence Community School District, 1207 1st Street West, Independence, IA 50644, 319-334-7400, firstname.lastname@example.org; or to the Director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, to the Director of the Region VII Office of the United States Equal Opportunity Commission, or the Region VII Office of Civil Rights within the United States Education Department. In addition, inquiries may also be directed to the Director, Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146, 515-281-5294.
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