Educational Equity, Non-discrimination, Affirmative Action, Harassment & Bullying

Heartland AEA has policies and procedures in place to protect children and families, as well as staff and prospective employees from abuse, discrimination, bullying and harassment.

Board Policies

Board Policy 101 – Educational Equity

Board Policy 102 – Bullying & Harassment

Board Policy 103 – Non-discrimination & Affirmative Action

Non-discrimination Statement

It is the policy of Heartland AEA not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetics, pregnancy, disability, military or veteran status, parental, family or marital status. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. 

Affirmative Action Plan

This plan outlines current data and compares the data to external indicators, which are then used to set both qualitative and quantitative goals. The document is organized according to the key affirmative action/equal employment opportunity requirements found in Iowa Code.

Affirmative Action Plan

Complaint Process

Heartland AEA will respond promptly to allegations of abuse, discrimination, bullying and harassment of students, their families, staff and prospective employees by investigating or arranging for the investigation of an allegation. The processing of a complaint or allegation will be handled confidentially to the maximum extent possible.


If you would like to file a complaint, complete the form below.

General Complaint Form


If you have questions or a complaint related to this policy, contact the Director of Human Resources, 6500 Corporate Dr., Johnston, IA 50131-1603; the Director, Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; or Director, Office for Civil Rights, Kansas City, MO 64106.