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Equality & Civil Rights

The Office of Equality and Civil Rights works collaboratively in enforcing non-discrimination and equal treatment for all our students, employees, parents and other stakeholders.

We believe that all members of the MPS community are responsible for promoting a positive working and learning environment where all persons are free to discuss any problems or questions they may have concerning discrimination or harassment without fear of intimidation or retaliation.


Lulu Regules-Verduzco
Title IX Coordinator
Resolution & Compliance Specialist


The Office of Equality and Civil Rights (OECR) is tasked with investigating complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on protected class. 

You may file a complaint in multiple ways:

  1. Submit an online complaint with our NotMe App. This method can provide optional anonymity while offering a way to chat directly with the person who submitted the complaint.
  2. Submit a written complaint to the email of our Resolution and Compliance Specialists
  3. Phone call to our Resolution and Compliance Specialists.


File a Complaint with the Office of Equality and Civil Rights

Our Vision

We at the Office of Equality and Civil Rights envision and strive to attain a school system where equality and non-discrimination are:

  1. Integrated into the work and lives of every student, teacher and staff member.
  2. Recognized as core institutional values, and will inform thinking, policies, and practices throughout our schools.
  3. Inherently intertwined with academic excellence and the development of leaders for a globally inclusive society.
  4. Protected by our commitment to investigate allegations of illegal harassment/discrimination and retaliation involving employees, students and outside parties connected to MPS (visitors, volunteers, etc.) & complaints of bullying of students.

Know Your Rights

Policies & Federal Laws

Non Discrimination Statement

Minneapolis Public Schools does not discriminate in its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. The requirement of non-discrimination in educational programs and activities extends to employment and admission. The Office of Equality and Civil Rights has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies, including Title IX.  Inquiries may also be directed externally to the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.