Non Discrimination Policy

The Sullivan County BOCES does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, religious practice, national origin, ethnic group, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), gender,  gender identity, sexual orientation (the term "sexual orientation" means heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or asexuality ), political affiliation, age, marital status, military status, veteran status, disability, weight, domestic violence victim status, arrest or conviction record, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by New York state and/or federal non-discrimination laws in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

All inquiries regarding BOCES Non-Discrimination policies and/or complaints regarding violation(s) of these policies should be directed to the appropriate BOCES Compliance Officers at 15 Sullivan Avenue, Suite 1W, Liberty, New York 12754 

Employee Concerns: Jennifer DeFrank 
By Email to: 

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Compliance Coordinator

Student Concerns: Robert Dufour
By Email to: Compliance Coordinator       

Concurrent Appeals or Appeal of the Board of Education Appeal:

A complainant can, while the investigation is happening at the school level, also contact any of the following agencies and request that an independent investigation be conducted.

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)-Enforcement Office
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26thFloor
New York, NY 10005-2500

Telephone: 646-428-3900
Fax: 646-428-3843
TDD: 877-521-2172


NYS Civil Liberties Union
126 Broad Street, 19thFloor
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: 212-607-3300