Dover Area School District's Nondiscrimination Policy
Dover Area School District's Nondiscrimination Policy
The Dover Area School District does not discriminate in its educational and vocational programs and activities, or in its recruitment and employment practices, on the basis of race, color, age, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, or disability in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Act Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1964, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. The Dover Area School District provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Any inquiries regarding the Dover Area School District’s non-discrimination policies should be directed to the District Superintendent at 101 Edgeway Road, Dover, PA 17315 or (717) 292-3671.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
- 1. Mail:
- U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
- 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
- Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
- 2. Fax:
- (202) 690-7442; or
- 3. E-mail:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Title IX Overview
- Dover Area School District does not discriminate in any manner, including Title IX sexual harassment. All reports of discrimination/harassment will be promptly and equitably address.
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) specifically prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally-funded education programs and activities and extends to employment.
It is the responsibility of the District to ensure that all students and members of the school community have a safe school environment. This includes ensuring that any incident of discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct is given immediate attention, including investigating the incident, taking appropriate corrective action, and providing students and staff with appropriate supportive resources. Complaints alleging discrimination or harassment will be taken seriously and handled in a prompt and equitable manner.
Title IX Coordinator
Dr. Troy Wiestling
4500 Intermediate Avenue
Dover, PA 17315
Title IX Resources
Incident Report Form: Sexual Harassment Affecting Students
Incident Report Form: Sexual Harassment Affecting Staff
Policy (DRAFT under review): Discrimination/Title IX Sexual Harassment Affecting Students
Policy (DRAFT under review): Discrimination/Title IX Sexual Harassment Affecting Staff
Title IX Training Slides
Anti-bullying, SEL programming
Dover Area School District is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment for all of our learners. Much time is spent in education discussing the academic standards that must be achieved, and while critical, we also believe that teaching and nurturing the growth of social and emotional skills in our students is essential. All buildings in the Dover Area School District focus intentional programming, strategies, and resources on teaching and promoting the following skills:
- Social Awareness
- Relationship Skills
- Decision Making
The development of these skills has been proven to enhance students’ resilience, reduce problem behaviors, reduce bullying, improve academics, and promote career readiness. According to CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning), 92% of surveyed executives say skills such as problem-solving and communicating clearly are equal to or more important than technical skills.
Dover Area School District has incorporated the following programs and resources to guide our efforts and build the skills necessary to create a collaborative and safe environment for all of our students: Responsive Classroom, Sanford Harmony, Olweus Bullying Prevention, and Josten’s Harbor. If you are interested in learning more about any of these programs, the links are available below. We are fully committed to this goal, and for students who violate the expectations by participating in hurtful, harmful, harassing, or bullying behavior, our code of conduct outlines reparative and disciplinary actions that will be followed.
We will need to community to assist us in building this culture. We rely on our students, families, and community to help us identify students in need. If you have a concern for a student who is being mistreated, bullied, or harassed, please reach out to the statewide reporting center, Safe2Say, at 1-844-723-2729.