Notice of Non-Discrimination

The District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation in its programs, activities or employment practices.


Inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies may be directed to the District’s Section 504 Coordinator, Title VI Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator, Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II) Coordinator, Age Discrimination Act and Age Discrimination in Employment Act Coordinator, and/or Title VII Coordinator.  The individuals who serve in these roles are subject to change, and are therefore identified on the District’s website at  Inquiries may also be directed to the Gragg Administration Center, 2101 N. Twyman Road, Independence, Missouri 64058, telephone number 816-650-7004 or 816-650-7011.

 Section 504 Coordinator-Leigh Gruber, Director of Student Support Services

Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II) Coordinator- John Ruddy, Assistant Superintendent Support Services

Title IX Coordinator- Anissa Gastin, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources



Any person may also contact the Kansas City Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, regarding the District’s compliance with Section 504, Title II, Title VI, Title IX, and the Age Discrimination Act.

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
8930 Ward Parkway, Suite 2037
Kansas City, MO 64114-3302
Telephone: 816-268-0550

Any person may also contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for concerns relating to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, or Title VII.


Robert A. Young Federal Building
1222 Spruce Street
Room 8.100
St. Louis, MO 63103
Telephone: 800-669-4000


Other agencies dealing with non-discrimination issues include:


Missouri Commission for Human Rights                                
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations                        
P.O. Box 1129, 3315 W. Truman Blvd.                                     
Telephone: 573-751-3325                        

U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20530-001
Telephone: 202-353-1555