The State Board believes that all children enrolled in public schools are entitled to equal educational opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, or national origin.  The same policy has been adopted by the Congress of the United States at 20 U.S.C. 1701.   In addition, the Nebraska Legislature has declared, at Section 79-2,116 R.R.S., that it shall be an unfair or discriminatory practice for any educational institution (as defined in Section 79-2,115 R.R.S.) to discriminate on the basis of sex in any program or activity.

The State Board further believes that all resident children with disabilities are entitled to special education programs and transportation.  The Nebraska Legislature, at Section 79-1127 R.R.S., requires the board of education of every school district to provide or contract for such programs.