Portsmouth School Department, 1 Junkins Avenue, Suite 402., Portsmouth, NH 03801 Tel: (603) 431- 5080, Fax: (603) 431-6753
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NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

 

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
The Portsmouth School Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs, activities and services, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Joanne Simons
Director of Pupil Services & Instruction and Title IX Coordinator
Portsmouth School Department
1 Junkins Avenue
Portsmouth, NH  03801
(603)431-5080 or (603)610-44


The Director of Pupil Services & Instruction and Title IX Coordinator is responsible for the oversight of all anti-discrimination laws and Portsmouth School Department policies, including those dealing with sexual harassment.  This responsibility includes being available to meet with students, parents and/or guardians regarding any sex discrimination concerns or formal complaints.  The Title IX Coordinator also tracks complaints to be aware of, and respond to, any trends and to ensure that timely and complete investigations of complaints are conducted. Portsmouth School Department is committed to taking any steps necessary to respond to, and prevent, sexual harassment. In addition, the following individuals are also authorized to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:


Shawn Donovan                                  Andrew Korman                                Phillip Davis
Assistant Principal                              Assistant Principal                              Assistant Principal
Portsmouth High School                      Portsmouth High School                      Portsmouth Middle School
50 Andrew Jarvis Drive                       50 Andrew Jarvis Drive                       155 Parrott Avenue
Portsmouth, NH  03801                       Portsmouth, NH  03801                       Portsmouth, NH  03801
(603)436-7100                                    (603)436-7100                                    (603)436-5781


Inquiries regarding Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. and/or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 may also, or instead of, may be directed to:
U.S. Department of Education 
Office for Civil Rights
 
5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor
Suite 900 
Boston, MA 02109-1491 
(617) 289-0111, TTY (877) 521-2172 
Additionally, inquiries may also be directed to the:


NH Commission for  
Human Rights

 

Equal Employment Opportunity  
Commission (EEOC)

2 Chenell Drive

 

1 Congress Street, Room 101 10th Floor

Concord, NH 03301-8501

 

Boston, Mass 02114

(603) 271-2767

 

Tel. (617) 565-3200

 ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL) 
 The mission of the ESOL Program is to ensure that all English language learners are given an equitable, appropriate and academically challenged education. The lack of English language skills is not a barrier to participation in any courses and ESOL classes are credit bearing.