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§ 26-704. Discrimination prohibited

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEducationEffective: July 1, 2022

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Education (Refs & Annos)
Division IV. Other Education Provisions [Titles 21-End] (Refs & Annos)
Title 26. Prohibitions and Penalties (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. Discrimination in Education (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2022
MD Code, Education, § 26-704
§ 26-704. Discrimination prohibited
Application of section
(a) This section applies to:
(1) A county board;
(2) A public prekindergarten program;
(3) A public primary or secondary school;
(4) A nonpublic prekindergarten program that receives State funds; and
(5) A nonpublic primary or secondary school that receives State funds.
In general
(b) An entity listed under subsection (a) of this section may not:
(1) Discriminate against a current student, a prospective student, or the parent or guardian of a current or prospective student on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability;
(2) Refuse enrollment of a prospective student, expel a current student, or withhold privileges from a current student, a prospective student, or the parent or guardian of a current or prospective student because of an individual's race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability; or
(3) Discipline, invoke a penalty against, or take any other retaliatory action against a student or parent or guardian of a student who files a complaint alleging that the program or school discriminated against the student, regardless of the outcome of the complaint.
Student handbook
(c) An entity listed under subsection (a) of this section shall print in its student handbook the following statement:
“It is the policy of the State of Maryland that all public and publicly funded schools and school programs operate in compliance with:
(1) Title VI of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964; and
(2) Title 26, Subtitle 7 of the Education Article of the Maryland Code, which states that public and publicly funded schools and programs may not:
(i) Discriminate against a current student, a prospective student, or the parent or guardian of a current or prospective student on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability;
(ii) Refuse enrollment of a prospective student, expel a current student, or withhold privileges from a current student, a prospective student, or the parent or guardian of a current or prospective student because of an individual's race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability; or
(iii) Discipline, invoke a penalty against, or take any other retaliatory action against a student or parent or guardian of a student who files a complaint alleging that the program or school discriminated against the student, regardless of the outcome of the complaint.”.

Credits

Added by Acts 2022, c. 739, § 1, eff. July 1, 2022.
MD Code, Education, § 26-704, MD EDUC § 26-704
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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