Henrico, Va. Aug. 27, 2020 — The Henrico School Board has adopted expanded and inclusive new nondiscrimination policies for the school division. One policy is more overarching, while the other is aimed specifically at protecting students’ access to programs. Both policies update previous nondiscrimination policies and take effect immediately. The five School Board members voted unanimously to approve the revisions at the Board’s Thursday afternoon work session.

The first revised HCPS policy, P1-03, adds sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, disability and status as a veteran to characteristics protected from discrimination. The second, P6-04-007, adds sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and status as a veteran to student characteristics protected from discrimination.

The adopted text of P1-03 reads:

“The Henrico County School Board is committed to nondiscrimination with regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, disability, status as a veteran, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. This commitment prevails in all of its policies and practices concerning staff, students, educational programs and services, and individuals and entities with whom the Board does business.

The second, P6-04-007, concerning students, reads:

“Each student shall have access to programs, services, and activities regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, age, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, disability, status as a veteran, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law, hereinafter referred to as protected group status.”

Specific complaints of alleged discrimination or harassment against students or personnel based on sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, disability, status as a veteran, genetic information, or race, color, national origin, religion, or a disability, including matters under Title II, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX, Title VI, Title VII, or any other characteristic protected by law should be filed with the person holding the following position:

Division Title IX Officer
Compliance Office
Henrico County Public Schools
3820 Nine Mile Road
Henrico, Va. 23223
Phone: 804-652-3832
Fax: 804-652-3933
complianceoffice@henrico.k12.va.us