The New Hampshire Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law, in access to, treatment in, and employment in any of its programs and activities. This notice is intended to apply broadly to all applicants for employment and persons employed by the Department, including contractors, vendors, and other consulting parties contractually obligated to the Department.
Information about the federal civil rights laws that apply to the New Hampshire Department of Education and other educational agencies is available on the website of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education at Office for Civil Rights. Inquiries about Title IX, Section 504, and other federal civil rights laws may be directed to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921.
The New Hampshire Department of Education is committed to fostering an inclusive community free from discrimination and harassment. In keeping with that mission, the Department encourages all employees and program participants to report all potential instances of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.
Title IX Coordinator
Inquiries about the Department's compliance with Title IX and other civil rights laws may be directed to the Interim Title IX Coordinator, Erica Brody, via email (email@example.com) or phone (617-880-7124).
As part of the Department’s commitment to ensuring a safe and equitable working and learning environment, the Title IX Coordinator, investigators, decision-makers, and persons who facilitate informal resolutions receive annual training on various topics, including conflicts of interest, bias, and how to serve impartially, including by avoiding prejudgment of the facts at issue. Policies and procedures are available; the Interim Title IX Coordinator's training materials are available upon request.
Section 504 Coordinator
Inquiries about the Department's compliance with Section 504 may be directed to the Section 504 Coordinator, Danielle Pelletier, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (603-271-3737). Additionally, the New Hampshire Department of Education, through its Section 504 Coordinator, provides families, students, schools, and other interested parties with guidance and information designed to inform and implement 504 processes, thus helping ensure that qualified students receive a “Free Appropriate Public Education” (FAPE). The New Hampshire Department of Education recommends that resolution be sought first through your local school district.
- Frequently Asked Questions About Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities
- Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools
- Reading Room (eFOIA)
- 34 C.F.R.Part 104
- Model Process for 504 Plan Development
- Model Policy
- Model 504 Users' Guide
- Section 504 Hearing Officer Guide
- Pro Se Parent Guide to 504 Hearings
- How to File a Discrimination Complaint with the Office for Civil Rights
- US Office of Civil Rights 504 Plans
Federal Civils Rights Laws
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 – prohibits sex discrimination
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - prohibits disability discrimination
- Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 - prohibits disability discrimination
- Age Discrimination Act of 1975 - prohibits age discrimination
New Hampshire Civil Rights Laws
- NH Law Against Discrimination - prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and places of public accommodation.
- NH Civil Rights Act - prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, or disability
Section 504 coordinator:
Section 504 Coordinator
NH Department of Education
Boston Office Office for Civil Rights
US Department of Education
8th Floor 5 Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109-3921