Nondiscrimination Policy

 

Connections Education LLC, dba Pearson Online and Blended Learning K-12 USA, its partner schools and affiliated entities (collectively, "Connections") are committed to a policy of educational and workplace equality. Connections does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of ethnic group identification/ethnicity, marital status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity)1, religion, physical or mental disability, age, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups, and any other category protected by federal or state law in the admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services under any of Connections’ educational programs and activities, or in its employment practices.

This statement is in accordance with the provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972 (Title IX), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA), and Boy Schouts of America Equal Access Act.

The following individuals are designated to coordinate Connections’ compliance with these laws:

For School Employment-Related Matters

Coordinator


Sarah Savage – School Related Inquiries

Phone855-330-4636
Emailsarah.savage@pearson.com

Pearson Online and Blended Learning
10960 Grantchester Way
Columbia, MD 21044

For School Related Matters Other than Employment

Title IX Coordinator


Morgan Champion

Phone855-330-4636
EmailOBLTitleIXCoordinator@pearson.com

Pearson Online and Blended Learning
10960 Grantchester Way
Columbia, MD 21044

504 and All Other School Related Matters


Connections Academy School Leader

See Connections Academy school specific websites for contact information.

For questions regarding the applicability of Title VII or Title IX, please contact:

Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) Regional Manager

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Room 509F HHH Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20201

Toll Free Call Center: 800-368-1019

 

1 Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga., 140 S.Ct. 1731 (2020) (“[I]t is impossible to discriminate against a person for being homosexual or transgender without discriminating against that individual based on sex.”).