Policy 604.03

Multicultural Education

Students shall have an equal opportunity for a quality education without discrimination, regardless of their race, religion, color, sex, marital status, national origin or disability.

The educational program shall be free of discrimination and provide equal opportunity for the students. The educational program shall foster knowledge of, and respect and appreciation for the culture, history and contributions of diverse cultural groups including, but not limited to, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and Asian Americans. It shall place special emphasis on human relations and sensitivity toward all races.

The board shall adopt a written plan for the incorporation of multicultural education in all curriculum areas and at all grades. Consideration of multicultural education shall also be included in the school improvement process. The board shall evaluate the multicultural plan at least every five years. The superintendent will annually report the status of the multicultural education program to the board.

Legal Reference:
Neb. Statute 79-719 et seq.
NDE Rule 10.004.01A3
NDE Rule 16

Cross Reference:
103 Equal Educational Opportunity
600 Goals and Objectives of the Education Program

Approved: December 9, 1996
Revised: August 14, 2006