KHSD Anti-Discrimination Policy

The Kern High School District (KHSD) does not allow discrimination based on actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one of more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush. The ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life — to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services. Modeled after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin – and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 — the ADA is an “equal opportunity” law for people with disabilities.

Kevin Platt, Personnel Administrator, is the KHSD ADA Compliance Officer


Section 504 – Nondiscrimination Statute Compliance

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, commonly referred to as “504”, is a nondiscrimination statute enacted by the United States Congress.  The purpose of the Act is to prohibit discrimination and to assure that disabled students have educational opportunities and benefits equal to those provided to non-disabled students.

To learn more about Section 504, CLICK HERE.

Mark Balch, Director of Instructional Services, is the KHSD 504 Coordinator.

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