Model School Code on Education and Dignity

Section 4.1 on the Right to Freedom from Discrimination defines discrimination to include policies that are intentionally discriminatory, as well as policies that are not intentionally or consciously discriminatory but have a disparate impact on educational access, services or outcomes. It requires school systems to eliminate discriminatory policies, practices and structures, including through equitable distribution of resources, addressing language and other barriers, eliminating segregation and tracking of students, and providing teacher training. It also provides guidelines for engaging all stakeholders in developing strategies to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the school environment.

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