DESE Website Policies
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, an affirmative action employer, is committed to ensuring that all of its programs and facilities are accessible to all members of the public. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation. Inquiries concerning the Department's compliance with Title IX and other civil rights laws may be directed to the Human Resources Director, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148, phone: 781-338-6105. Grievances relating to employment at the Department will be resolved pursuant to the procedure contained in the Department's "Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Plan." Other grievances will be referred to the Commissioner of Education for resolution.
Information about the federal civil rights laws that apply to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and other educational institutions is available on the website of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education at Office for Civil Rights. Inquiries about Title IX and other federal civil rights laws may be directed to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 33 Arch Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA 02110-1491 (phone number: 617-223-9662).