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Nondiscrimination Notices

Nondiscrimination Notice

District 196 does not discriminate in employment or in any of its programs and activities, including vocational opportunities, on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, familial status,* disability, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, membership or activity in a local human rights commission,* age or genetic information.* District 196 provides equal access to designated youth groups.

The Director of Human Resources, Tom Pederstuen (651-423-7859 – has been designated to respond to employment-related inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies including Title IX. The Director of Elementary Education, Sally Soliday (651-423-7782 – and the Director of Secondary Education, Michael Bolsoni (651-423-7712 – have been designated to respond to student-related inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies including Title IX. The Director of Special Education, Janet Fimmen (651-423-7629 – has been designated to respond to inquiries concerning the rights of a student with a disability. The mailing address for all directors is 3455 153rd Street W, Rosemount, MN 55068.

*Asterisked categories are limited to employment-related discrimination and harassment.

Vocational Opportunities Notice

District 196 offers a variety of vocational opportunities to secondary students through the Business Education, Technology, Engineering & Manufacturing, Family & Consumer Science (FACS), and Career Development & Work Experience departments. The purpose of this notice is to inform students, parents, employees and the general public that vocational opportunities are offered regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or any other basis listed in the nondiscrimination notice. The individuals designated to coordinate compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 are identified in the nondiscrimination notice.

Admission in the specific vocational courses is determined by grade level, and in some cases, completion of prerequisite courses. Program offerings generally include: marketing, accounting and other business courses, child development and other FACS courses, animal science, medical/health/emergency services, woods, technology and other technology, engineering and manufacturing courses, hospitality management, music production and work-based learning. Program descriptions and prerequisites can be found at the following locations:

District 196 will take steps to assure that English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational educational programs. If you speak another language and have questions, please contact the District 196 Integration & Equity Coordinator at 651-423-7914.