The Reading School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, immigration status, primary language, marital status, pregnancy or handicap/disability in its education programs, activities, and/or employment.
The District shall make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Coordination of these efforts shall be the responsibility of the Civil Rights Officer(s) and his/her/their designees.
In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, the District has a designated Title IX Coordinator:
Civil Rights Officer and Title IX Coordinator (pending Board approval)
Jesse C. Leisawitz, Esq.
800 Washington Street
Reading, PA 19601
The District’s Title IX Coordinator should be contacted regarding any inquiries as to the application of Title IX, issues related to discrimination generally, or filing a harassment complaint.
The Reading School District enforces its commitment to equity and non-discrimination, including on the basis of sex, through a series of board policies: 101.1, 103, 103.1, and 104 (available by visiting BoardDocs at https://www.boarddocs.com/pa/reading/Board.nsf); as well as resolutions in support of “Welcoming Schools” (2018) and “Anti-Racism and Equity” (2020).
As a result of the changes to Title IX regulations, which become effective on August 14, 2020, the administration will be presenting revised policies to the Board of Directors for its consideration during its August and September meetings. Proposed policies can be viewed on BoardDocs at https://www.boarddocs.com/pa/reading/Board.nsf.
The following training materials have been utilized by the District:
If you need assistance with translating these training materials, please contact our district ESL Department.