GBSD Non-Discrimination Statement

  • Declaración de no discriminación en español

    Формулировка антидискриминации на русском языке

    Gresham-Barlow School District recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups.  It is the policy of this district and the board of education that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on race, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, Veteran’s status, or genetic information in any educational programs, activities or employment.  Gresham-Barlow provides equal access to individuals with disabilities.

    If you require a special accommodation for an event at a school or district function, please make the following request:

    For a school function, contact the school’s main office. The phone numbers are at the bottom of each of their websites, found by selecting the Schools tab above.

    For a district function, contact our Community Relations office at 503-261-4558.
    A minimum of 24 hours notice would be appreciated.

    Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact:

    • School administrator at your local school
    • If the school administrator is unable to provide the information requested to satisfy the inquiry, contact Chief Financial Officer Jordan Ely at 503-261-4567.
    • Section 504 Coordinator, James Charles at 503-261-4650.
    • Title II Coordinator, Assistant Superintendent Lisa Riggs at 503-261-4579.
    • Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Superintendent James Hiu at 503-261-4599.

    Telephone access numbers for hearing and/or visually impaired individuals:

    Grievance Procedure

    The Gresham-Barlow School District has a grievance process in place.  This process (including procedures, forms and timelines) can be found in School Board Policy KL and KL-AR, which are available on the links below or at any school or district office upon request.  The goal of the process is to provide prompt and equitable resolution of student, employee, parent or patron’s allegations of discrimination.  The process begins with a written complaint and includes informal and formal conversations, discussion with district employees involved and an investigation if necessary.  Any decision by district personnel may be appealed.  Levels of appeal begin with the school administrator and, if necessary, may be taken to the district superintendent or designee, the local school board and ultimately the Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Oregon Department of Education.
    Any person who feels he or she has been a victim of or witnessed discrimination should contact:

    • School administrator at your local school
    • If the complaint is against the school administrator or is unresolved, contact Chief Financial Officer Jordan Ely at 503-261-4567
    • Section 504 Coordinator James Charles at 503-261-4650
    • Title II Coordinator Assistant Superintendent Lisa Riggs at 503-261-4579
    • Title IX Coordinator Deputy Superintendent James Hiu at 503-261-4599

    Telephone access numbers for hearing and/or visually impaired individuals:

    Links to Board Policies and Complaint Form
    Board Policies

    Complaint Form