Non-Discrimination/Civil Rights Statements

Anti-Discrimination (Board Policy #1005)

District Notice of Non-Discrimination
The Dubuque Community School District will not discriminate in its educational activities on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, familial status, gender identity, marital status, national origin, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, political belief, political party preference, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

The Dubuque Community School District offers Career Technical Education (CTE) programs in the following service areas:

  • Agricultural Education
  • Business Education
  • Health Occupations Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  • Industrial Education
  • Marketing Education

To be admitted for CTE courses, students must meet the necessary course prerequisites. The district will not discriminate in determining CTE admission and participation. Lack of English language skills will also not be a barrier to admission and participation in the district’s CTE programs.

Please direct inquiries about this statement to Amy Hawkins, Dubuque Community Schools, 2300 Chaney Road, Dubuque, Iowa 52001-3095, ahawkins@dbqschools.org, 563/552-3000

View Board Policy #1005: Anti-Discrimination (PDF)

There is a grievance procedure (included in the administrative guidelines) for processing complaints of discrimination.

Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity Employment and Affirmative Action (Board Policy #4101)

The Dubuque Community School District will provide equal opportunity to employees and applicants for employment in accordance with applicable equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws, directives and regulations of federal, state and local governing bodies.

View Board Policy #4101: Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity Employment and Affirmative Action (PDF)

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Report it at:
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District Contacts:

Employee questions should be directed to:
Amy Hawkins
Chief Human Resources Officer
2300 Chaney Road
Dubuque, IA 52001-3095
P: 563/552-3000
ahawkins@dbqschools.org

Student 504 Plan / Bullying and Harassment questions should be directed to:
Mimi Holesinger
Director of Behavior and Learning Supports
2300 Chaney Road
Dubuque, IA 52001-3095
P: 563/552-3105
mholesinger@dbqschools.org

Student Bullying and Harassment / Discrimination questions should be directed to:
Taj Suleyman
Director of Equity
2300 Chaney Road
Dubuque, IA 52001-3095
P: 563/552-3025
tsuleyman@dbqschools.org

Title II questions and complaints should be directed to:
Shirley Horstman
Executive Director of Student Services
2300 Chaney Road
Dubuque, IA 52001-3095
P: 563/552-3083
shorstman@dbqschools.org