In the Anchorage School District, both quality of work and quality of life are valued. The primary goal of the Compliance/Equal Employment Opportunity Office is to support the school board's policy and mission by empowering employees to respect diversity; accept, respect and recognize individual differences; and value the talents and abilities of all employees. When we do those things, we develop each employee’s strengths and build their commitment to share their best with students.
Learn about the process for requesting reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA/ADAAA).
Visit the district's Ethics Web page to find forms, the handbook from the Professional Teaching Practices Commission and other policies relating to this topic.
It's important for staff members who are closely involved with students to understand the difference between friendly and overly-friendly behaviors. This brochure outlines examples that can help determine when friendly behaviors begin to cross the line to overly-friendly.
Fragrance sensitivities may be protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA). Fragrance sensitivity can result in symptoms which can adversely affect a person’s health and their ability to learn and work. For more information about fragrance sensitivity or the ADA/ADAAA contact your immediate supervisor or the EEO Office at 742-4132.
Learn about the legal requirements ASD must meet and how to file a discrimination complaint.
Learn about the definition of a service animal and the process to have a service animal on ASD property.
Learn what Title IX is, who benefits from it and the complaint process.
Training resources, forms, checklist, guidelines and other documents on EEO topics are available to employees through the Forms & Publications library on the District Connection (accessible only from a computer on the district's network). Find all EEO-related documents by choosing the Equal Employment Opportunity category.
The Anchorage School District is committed to providing learning and work environments that are healthy and safe for all students and staff. To this end, all district schools and instructional support facilities have been designated as ‘latex-reduced environments.’ The following guidelines are in place at all district schools and instructional support facilities:
- Latex products are not allowed in district schools or in instructional support facilities.
- Only latex-free teaching supplies and products (gloves, balloons, bandages, erasers, glue, paint, etc.) will be allowed in all schools and instructional support facilities.
- Signage will be posted in highly visible public areas advising occupants and visitors: ‘This is a latex-reduced environment.”
- Efforts will be taken to inform and educate parents, students and staff (using the website, school newsletters, announcements and other strategies) of the potential impact of latex to students and staff that may have life-threatening allergies to latex.
- The district will make every effort to order latex-free products (natural rubber products).