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Nondiscrimination Policy


Student Nondiscrimination Policy

At A. Fantis, we are committed to building and sustaining a community of students and adults that reflects the great diversity of our city. We are committed to expanding the spaces where all the members of our community can be their full selves. A. Fantis believes that healthy identity development is essential to the academic, social, and emotional growth of our students. As educators, we must create an environment in which all students feel safe, challenged, celebrated, and an integral part of A. Fantis. It is our responsibility to engage all members of our school community in understanding multiple perspectives and participating in anti-bias work.

Our students and families:
Our commitment to the diversity of people in our community encompasses every social identifier, including, but not limited to, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, economic status, family composition, and ability. As a community, we are focused on the encouragement, support, and experience of every student, and work with families to ensure students experience full membership at A. Fantis.

Policies and Procedures:
Require active accountability for anti-racist behavior among community members:
● Enforce consistent faculty/staff mandatory reporting of race-based harassment as defined in the employee handbook.
● Commence investigations of past incidents brought to our attention that involve current students or faculty/staff.

Create a clear system for reporting race-based harassment with the option of anonymity:
● Inform all community members on how to report an incident, and feel safe doing so without retaliation.

Require active accountability for anti-racist behavior among all community members. A. Fantis School (the “School”) admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.


The School is committed to providing a workplace free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and retaliation.  We value diversity and strive to foster a community that recognizes the dignity and inherent worth of every person. Accordingly, the School is committed to the principles of fairness and respect for all.  This policy sets forth our commitment to maintaining a discrimination-free workplace and complying with applicable state and federal regulations, including the New York State Human Rights Law and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The School prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as defined by applicable law.  Employees must not engage in nor condone any conduct that creates a hostile or offensive work environment based on a protected characteristic.  The School has zero tolerance for employees engaging in conduct that is or that may reasonably be interpreted as overtly or covertly disparaging, disrespectful, invasive, humiliating or threatening to others.  Such offensive conduct includes, but is not limited to, electronically monitoring or tracking personal data of others, or any conduct or practice which violates the privacy of another employee, client, board member, business associate, or members of such individuals’ families and personal networks, as well as communications indicative of such privacy violations.  Racial and ethnic slurs, sexist comments, xenophobic comments, comments or slurs discriminating against others’ appearance, sexual orientation or gender identity, discriminatory comments, profanity, abusive language, obscenities, implying or communicating information that is maliciously false, and communication designed to provoke another individual’s negative reaction are also strictly prohibited.  All employees are expected to honor the School’s core values of Philotimo, Philoxenia, and Parea by helping foster a positive, supportive and respectful working environment and community at all times.

It is the policy of A. Fantis School to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, transfers, terminations, compensation, and benefits, are based on qualifications, performance, and other legitimate business factors without regard to any protected characteristic, as we strive to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals.  The School will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as required by law in accordance with the Reasonable Accommodation Policy.

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