Nondiscrimination/ Equal Opportunity/ Harassment/ Title IX

Nondiscrimination Notice

In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and all other associated federal and Colorado laws and constitutional provisions, the Buena Vista School District R-31 does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, family composition, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, need for special education services, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. Accordingly, no otherwise qualified student, employee, applicant for employment or member of the public may be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination under any district or district-sponsored program or activity on the basis of age, ancestry, conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, family composition, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, need for special education services, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and federal law.

Complaints may be filed regarding violations of Title VI (race, national origin), Title IX (sex/gender), and/or Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability) with Lisa Yates, District Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator, or parents may file directly with the Office of Civil Rights, United States Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, Colorado 80204.

Buena Vista School District Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator:


Lisa Yates, Superintendent
113 N Court St
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Ph. (719) 239-0435
Email: lyates@bvschools.org

Buena Vista School District Deputy Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator:


Brittany Tognacci
113 N Court St
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Ph. (719) 395-7099
Email: brittanyt@bvschools.org