Discrimination and Harassment

Responding to Incidents of Discrimination and Harassment in The Needham Pubic Schools

The Needham Public Schools are committed to providing equal educational opportunities and a safe learning environment for all students, faculty and staff.  Our policy against all forms of discrimination and harassment is clear and can be found here.

The Needham Pubic Schools does not discriminate against students, parents, employees or the general public based on race, color, sex, homeless status, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or age.  Discrimination or harassment by administrators, teachers, certified and support personnel, students, vendors and other individuals at school or at school-sponsored events is unlawful and is strictly prohibited.

The Needham Public Schools has adopted Discrimination and Harassment Grievance Procedures found here and the Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedures found here.

How to make a complaint of Discrimination or Harassment (excluding Sexual Harassment)

Any student, employee or other individual who believes that he/she has been discriminated against or harassed should report their concern promptly to the school principal, or to the District's Civil Rights Coordinator.  If the school principal  receives the report, he or she will notify the Civil Rights Coordinator of the Complaint.  Students, employees or other individuals who are unsure whether discrimination or harassment has occurred are encouraged to discuss the situation with the school principal.  

The District's Civil Rights Coordinator is:

For employees:                             Alex McNeil
                                                             Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
                                                             alexandra_mcneil@needham.k12.ma.us
                                                             781-455-0400 x11208

For students and families:       Mary Lammi
                                                             Assistant Superintendent for Student Support Services
                                                             mary_lammi@needham.k12.ma.us
                                                             781-455-0400 x11213

How to Make a Complaint of Sexual Harassment

See Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedures

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