It is the policy of the Milwaukee Public Schools, as required by section 118.13, Wisconsin Statutes, that no person will be denied admission to any public school or be denied the benefits of, or be discriminated against in any curricular, extracurricular, pupil services, recreational or other program or activity because of the person’s sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability.
This policy also prohibits discrimination under related federal statutes, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race, color, and national origin), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (disability), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (disability).
The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
For section 118.13, Wisconsin Statutes, federal Title IX: Matthew Boswell, Director, Department of Student Services, Room 133, Milwaukee Public Schools, 5225 W. Vliet St., P.O. Box 2181, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53201-2181 (414) 475-8027.
For section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), federal Title II: J. Andy Woyte, Interim Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Department of Specialized Services, 6620 W. Capitol Dr., Milwaukee, WI, 53216, (414) 438-3677
ASL: (414) 438-3458
Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination as required by the law for all individuals in the MPS workplace regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, sex, national origin, disability, age, creed, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or legally protected activity (e.g., participation in the complaint process). MPS will not tolerate adverse treatment based on a legally protected characteristic or legally protected activity involving equal employment opportunity.
James R. Gorton (414-475-8161; firstname.lastname@example.org), Manager, Employee Rights Administrative Division (ERAD), has been designated to respond to requests for disability-related job accommodations. Yashica Spears (414-475-8427; email@example.com), EEOC Compliance Specialist, ERAD, has been designated to respond to internal complaints regarding employment discrimination. ERAD can be contacted in the Office of Human Resources at Milwaukee Public Schools, 5225 W. Vliet Street, Room 128, P.O. Box 2181, Milwaukee, WI 53201-2181.