Access to Equal Educational Opportunity

Last Updated: 7/6/2020 9:07 PM

Any form of discrimination or harassment can be devastating to an individual's academic progress, social relationship and/or personal sense of self-worth. As such, the Athens City Schools’ Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age (except as authorized by law), religion, military status, ancestry, or genetic information (collectively, "Protected Classes") in its educational programs or activities.


The Board also does not discriminate on the basis of Protected Classes in its employment policies and practices as they relate to students, and does not tolerate harassment of any kind.


Equal educational opportunities shall be available to all students, without regard to the Protected Classes, age (unless age is a factor necessary to the normal operation or the achievement of any legitimate objective of the program/activity), place of residence within the boundaries of the District, or social or economic background, to learn through the curriculum offered in this District. Educational programs shall be designed to meet the varying needs of all students.


Inquiries or complaints regarding the following federal acts should be addressed to the Athens City Schools Compliance Officers listed in the right-hand section of this webpage:


Compliance Officers

Thomas M. Parsons


Athens City Schools

Central (Board) Office

25 South Plains Rd.

The Plains, OH 45780



Jeanna Sycks


The Plains Elementary

90 Connett Road

The Plains, OH 45780

Athens City School District  |  PO Box 9 (21 Birge Dr.)  |  Chauncey, OH 45719
Phone:740-797-4544  |  Fax:740-797-2486