Timothy Christian Schools

Racial Non-Discrimination Policy

The Timothy Christian Schools (TCS) adopts the following non-discrimination policy to reflect the policy adopted in the Bylaws for promulgation and distribution and for purposes of directing recordkeeping.

Statement of Policy:

“The Timothy Christian Schools admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.”

The above statement will appear in all TCS brochures and catalogs dealing with student admissions, programs, and scholarships.

Publicity:

TCS will publish the following statement in a newspaper available to all segments of the general community served by the school (that is the general community from which TCS draws students.)  The notice shall be published at least once annually during the registration period for TCS.

The notice must appear in a section of the newspaper likely to be read by prospective students and their families, and it must occupy at least three column inches. It must be captioned in a least 12-point boldface type, and its text must be printed in at least 8-point type.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students

The Timothy Christian Schools admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.”

Facilities and Programs:

TCS will maintain its records and programs in such a way to show that all its programs and facilities are operated in a racially nondiscriminatory manner.

Scholarship and Loan Programs.

All scholarship or other comparable benefits procurable for use at TCS must be offered on a racially nondiscriminatory basis. The availability of any such benefits on this basis must be known throughout the general community being served by TCS and should be referred to in all TCS publications, notices and the above publicity.

Record-Keeping Requirements.

TCS shall maintain for a minimum of three (3) years the following records for the use of the IRS on proper request:

  1. Records indicating the racial composition of the student body, faculty, and administrative staff for each academic year.
  2. Records sufficient to document that scholarship and other financial assistance is awarded on a racially nondiscriminatory basis.
  3. Copies of all brochures, catalogs, and advertising dealing with student admissions, programs, and scholarships.
  4. Copies of all material used by or on behalf of the school to solicit contributions.

For the purposes of record-keeping, the racial composition of the individuals may be an estimate based on the best information readily available to TCS staff.  TCS may request racial information on its forms. However such information is only to be asked and provided on a voluntary basis.

The following statement may be given to persons requesting a reason or may be printed on forms requesting racial information.  “IRS Revenue Procedure 75-50 requires schools to keep records on the racial composition of its student body, faculty, and administrative staff for each academic year. Please provide the school with your racial designation: ________________.”

For each academic year a record of the method by which the school determines its racial composition must be maintained by TCS along with its racial composition figures.

TCS is required to report racial composition to the IRS each year.  If TCS fills out other reports covering substantially the same racial composition information for an agency or agencies of federal, state, or local government, and this information is current within one year, and your school maintains copies of these reports from which this racial information is readily obtainable, no new reports need to be generated to meet the record-keeping requirements.

Annual Certification of Racial Nondiscrimination.

TCS must file with the IRS each year an annual Certification of Racial Nondiscrimination.  Compliance information shall be reported on Schedule A of IRS Form 990 or such other form or procedure as the IRS may later determine.

Note:

This policy was adopted from IRS Revenue Procedure 75-50 and ACSI recommendations.