Portsmouth School Department, 1 Junkins Avenue, Suite 402., Portsmouth, NH 03801 Tel: (603) 431- 5080, Fax: (603) 431-6753
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The Portsmouth School Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, national/ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability in its programs, activities and employment practices. This statement is a reflection of the Portsmouth School Department and refers to, but is not limited to, the provisions of the following laws:

Titles IV, VI, and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – race, color, national origin
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
The Age Discrimination Act of 1975
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) – sex
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) – disability
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) – disability
NH Law against discrimination (RSA 354-A)

The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the
nondiscrimination policies and laws noted above including Section 504:

Joanne Simons , Director of Pupil Instruction and Support
Portsmouth School Department
1 Junkins Avenue, Suite 402
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 431-5080

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 also, or instead, may be directed to:

U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
33 Arch Street, Suite 900
Boston, MA 02110-1491
(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


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.