Canadian Valley Technology Center District No. 6 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender expression or identity, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, age or genetic information. Students are admitted to programs on the basis of their interests, indicators of ability to succeed in their chosen occupation, aptitude and prior performance in school and work. Other factors that may affect admission are the student’s ability to fully participate or complete a program, or to obtain professional credentials at the program’s conclusion. Programs are offered in Accounting and Business Education, Automotive Collision, Automotive Service, Aviation Maintenance, Bio-medical Sciences, Business Office Technology, Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Computer Information Systems, Computer Programming, Construction Trades, Cosmetology, Diesel Technology, Digital Media, Early Care and Education, Electrical Trades, Graphic Design, Health Careers, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Hospitality, Medical Assistant, Medical Coding, Medical Office, PIVOT, Practical Nursing, Precision Machining, Pre-engineering, Project Connect, Project SEARCH, Service Careers, Surgical Technology, Welding and Wind Technician. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in programs offered at Canadian Valley Technology Center. For inquiries concerning this policy contact the Assistant Superintendent, Canadian Valley Technology Center, 6205 East Highway 66, El Reno, OK 73036. Telephone (405) 422-2200.
- Title VII, Title IX: William J Bradley, Assistant Superintendent
- Section 504, Title II (Students): Kari Stomprud, Special Needs Coordinator El Reno/Cowan and Debra Booth, Special Needs Counselor Chickasha Campus
- Section 504, Title II: (Employees) Courtney Aguilar, Human Resources Director
- Age Discrimination Act: Courtney Aguilar, Human Resources Director
Campus Compliance Officers
- El Reno: Kristi Stephens, Dr. Don Wilson
- Chickasha: Debra Booth, Damon “Scott” Charlson
- Cowan: Carrie Brunk, Joe Meziere
June 12, 2020
Greetings Canadian Valley Community,
As I’ve pondered how to address the issue over the last two weeks, I realized the topic of racism, violence and injustice makes me uncomfortable, sad and sick to my stomach. I also recognized those feelings are exactly the reason I need to write this message.
I am extremely saddened by the senseless death of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless other killings of unarmed black people who have needlessly lost their lives due to racist violence and an inequitable justice system. All of these deaths are inexcusable and preventable. Black lives matter and we need to acknowledge this clearly and explicitly.
As I watched the citizens across our country who are protesting and holding community events calling for justice, I found myself thinking about the importance of relationships and human connections, which are immeasurable. We connect with each other on a daily basis everywhere we go. These connections are the foundation of relationships, learning, performance and overall well-being. Connections help to build people up and help them feel like they belong. As human beings the connections we make are imperative for letting others know they are safe, worthy, valuable and respected.
We have the power to step up and not stand for racist actions. We have the power to speak out against racist acts. We have the power to focus on love, acceptance, safety, and equality for all people. We all have the opportunity to be proactive and learn about the experiences, backgrounds and historical events of others to address the systemic issues of oppression and racism. Learning about different perspectives will help us to understand and demonstrate empathy and equality for all. All of our students regardless of their race need us to exhibit love, acceptance, safety and equality. Our words, actions or inactions are an example to all. We can no longer be neutral or silent.
I am proud that at Canadian Valley, over the last few years, we have focused on discrimination through unconscious bias training and other professional development presentations. All presentations encouraged us to examine our conscious and unconscious beliefs, prejudices and biases. They also inspired us to stand up for what’s right, challenge the wrongs, be a good role model, and lead with love and acceptance.
We all have to be a part of the solution. Through our actions and attitudes, we will stand up for equality for all people no matter their race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual identity and orientation, disability, religion, national origin, etc., to ensure everyone feels safe, accepted, valued, respected, and loved. This is how we can begin to impact and change the racism and other “isms” that exists today.
In closing, Mahatma Gandhi leads us wisely…
“Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.” ― Mahatma Gandhi.
With love, acceptance and equality for all,
Dr. Gayla Lutts, Superintendent