Continuous Notice of Nondiscrimination 

Notice issued to staff, students, families on Jan. 8, 2020

Nondiscrimination Coordinators, Title IX Coordinator and Complaint Managers 

  • District 99 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex and disability.
  • District 99 has appointed the following people below to ensure that the district offers equal opportunity employment and educational opportunities and prohibits the harassment of employees, students and others. If you have a concern, you are encouraged to contact one of the Complaint Managers listed below. 
  • To contact the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, visit the website here.
  • See http://www.csd99.org/academics for complete academic offerings and admission criteria.
  • District 99 provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Nondiscrimination Commitment

Community High School District 99 is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in its education programs and activities and employment. The District complies with all laws and applicable regulations that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation by and in the District, including the following:

  1. Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  2. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
  3. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  4. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.
  5. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq.
  6. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 
  7. The State Officials and Employees Ethics Act
  8. The Illinois Human Rights Act
  9. Sections 10-22.5, 27-1, and 20.60 of the School Code and 23 Illinois Administrative Code Part 200
  10. Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act, 820 ILCS 108/
  11. Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003, 820 ILCS 112/
  12. Illinois Genetic Information Privacy Act (GINA), 410 ILCS 513/ and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000ff et seq.
  13. Employee Credit Privacy Act, 820 ILCS 70/

The District will use the grievance procedures in Board of Education Policies 2:260 (Uniform Grievance Procedure) and 2:265 (Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure) to process complaints based on alleged violations of law or Board policy.

No student, parent/guardian, employee, or other member of the District community will be subjected to retaliation as prohibited under any law or Board policy, including those laws identified above. Retaliation is an adverse act imposed because a person has asserted a right or participated in a process involving the assertion of a right, including reporting a violation of law or Board policy or participating in the grievance processes used to process complaints based on alleged violations of law or Board policy.

Any person who believes any student, employee, or third party or the District generally has engaged in conduct prohibited by the laws cited above or Board policy, including discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, or who has inquiries about the application of the laws cited above or Board policy should contact a District Nondiscrimination/Title IX Coordinator, Nondiscrimination Coordinator, or Complaint Manager using the contact information below:

Nondiscrimination Coordinators:

Ms. Gina Ziccardi
gziccardi@csd99.org
Associate Superintendent for Student Learning
Community High School District 99
6301 Springside Avenue
Downers Grove, IL  60516
630-795-7100

Mr. Scott Wuggazer
swuggazer@csd99.org
Assistant Superintendent for Student Services
Community High School District 99
6301 Springside Avenue
Downers Grove, IL  60516
630-795-7100

Title IX Coordinator:

Ms. Gina Ziccardi
gziccardi@csd99.org
Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning
Community High School District 99
6301 Springside Avenue
Downers Grove, IL  60516
630-795-7100

Complaint Managers:

Ms. Kelly Zuerner
kzuerner@csd99.org
Associate Principal
North High School
4436 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL  60515
630-795-8400

Dr. Ken Sorensen
ksorensen@csd99.org
Associate Principal
North High School
4436 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL  60515
630-795-8400

Mr. Omar Davis
odavis@csd99.org
Associate Principal
South High School
1436 Norfolk
Downers Grove, IL  60516
630-795-8500

Dr. Karen Taylor
ktaylor@csd99.org
Associate Principal
South High School
1436 Norfolk
Downers Grove, IL  60516
630-795-8500

The following agencies may also be able to answer inquiries about some of the laws cited above:

U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Chicago Office
JCK Federal Building
230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: (312) 730-1560
Facsimile: (312) 730-1576
Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov

See www.ed.gov/ocr

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Chicago District Office
JCK Federal Building
Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: (312) 872-9744
Facsimile: 312-588-1260
Info@EEOC.org

See www.eeoc.gov

Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR)

Springfield Office
535 West Jefferson
1st Floor
Intake Unit
Springfield, IL 62702
Telephone: (217) 785-5100
Facsimile: (217) 785-5106
Email: IDHR.webmail@Illinois.gov

See www2.illinois.gov/DHR  

More information on the Board policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation can be found in Board policy, including, for example, Board policies 5:10 (Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment), 5:20 (Workplace Harassment Prohibited), 7:10 (Equal Educational Opportunities), 7:20 (Harassment of Students Prohibited); 7:180 (Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment) More information about how to report discrimination, harassment, or retaliation can be found in Board policies  2:260 (Uniform Grievance Procedure) and 2:265 (Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure). The Board’s policy handbook is available online here.

The following Provisional Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure—Administrative Procedure will be used for all reports or complaints of “Title IX Sexual Harassment,” as that term is defined in the Provisional Procedure until the Board’s adoption of Policy 2:265: Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure—Administrative Procedure

All other reports and complaints of discrimination, harassment, retaliation or other violations of law or Board policy will be processed using Board policy 2:260 (Uniform Grievance Procedure).

Uniform Grievance Incident Form

Board Policy 2.260 - Uniform Grievance Procedure

Board Policy 5.20 - Workplace Harassment Prohibited

Board Policy 7.20 - Harassment of Students Prohibited

2020 Title IX Regulations Basic Compliance Training and Title IX Coordinator Training

2020 Title IX Regulations: Decision-Maker Training

2020 In-Depth Training for Title IX Informal Resolution Facilitators

2020 Title IX Regulations: Investigator Training

Complainant may, at any time, file a complaint with the Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights.