Policy 402.01

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The district is committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination and unlawful harassment.  In keeping with this commitment, the district will not tolerate discrimination or harassment by any employee of the district on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related condition, or any other category protected by law.


All employees of the district are responsible for reporting incidents of discrimination or unlawful harassment.

  1. If an employee believes that they have experienced or witnessed such conduct in the workplace, he or she should immediately report the matter to the Executive Director of Personnel, Elkhorn Public Schools, 20650 Glenn Street, Elkhorn, NE 68022, (402) 289-2579.  All reports will be handled in a timely and confidential manner.
  1. Upon receiving a complaint of discrimination or unlawful harassment, a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation will be conducted.  To the greatest extent practicable, the district will keep the complaint and the terms of resolution confidential.
  1. Upon conclusion of the investigation, the district will take prompt and effective remedial action if it determines that discrimination or unlawful harassment has occurred.  Any employee found to have engaged in discrimination or unlawful harassment will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including immediate discharge.

Employees who in good faith report discrimination or unlawful harassment or participate in the investigation will not be subject to retaliation or reprisals as a result of reporting the matter or providing testimony.  It is the policy of the district to encourage discussion of the matter and to help protect others from being subjected to similar inappropriate behavior.

Cross Reference:

103 Equal Educational Opportunity
406.02 Certificated Employee Qualifications, Recruitment and Selection
412.01 Support Staff Qualifications, Recruitment and Selection

Approved: July 13, 1992

Revised: April 11, 2005
Revised: November 14, 2011
Revised: September 14, 2015
Revised: September 11, 2017