Under Vermont law, schools cannot discriminate against you or your child based on your or your child's race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry or place of birth, mental or physical disability, age, or marital status.
Parents, guardians, and students can ask for the school’s “designated employee” who is trained to handle discrimination complaints and investigate them.
You may also report any incidents of possible discrimination to a trusted teacher, principal, superintendent, or school board member.
After a report of discrimination, the designated employee must:
- write the complaint
- notify the principal, assistant principal or superintendent
- give you a copy of the harassment prevention policy
- send the investigation’s conclusions to you in writing
If you don't agree with what the school decides after you report discrimination, parents, guardians, and students have the right to: