Cooperative Policies

Updated August 28, 2019


The MSC requires parents of new students to attend parent education classes before their child begins lessons.

Parents are expected to participate in the lessons to the expectation of the individual teacher.


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Midtown Suzuki Cooperative

Our Cooperative complies with all anti-discrimination laws, including Title VII of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Age Discrimination in
Employment Act (ADEA.) We explicitly prohibit offensive behavior (e.g. derogatory comments
towards anyone of a specific age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation or
other.) Discrimination is any negative action or attitude directed toward someone because of
protected characteristics, like race and gender.
This policy applies to all members, contractors, visitors, teachers, parents and students.

Inadvertent Discrimination Policy

If you are the victim of discriminatory behavior (or if you suspect that others are being
discriminated against,) please talk to Julie Schmidt as soon as possible. Julie Schmidt is
responsible for hearing your claim, investigating the issue and determining punishment on
behalf of the cooperative.
Punishment for discriminatory behavior depends on the severity of the offence. For example,
inadvertently offending someone might warrant a reprimand. Conversely, willfully
discriminating because of a protected characteristic will result in membership termination
from the cooperative. This applies to teaching and student members.
If you decide to make a claim to a regulatory body (e.g. the Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission,) we are committed and bound by law not to retaliate against you.
We will investigate all claims discreetly. We will never disclose who made a complaint to
anyone or give out information that may help others identify that person.
We should all strive to prevent and address discrimination. Be aware of your implicit biases
and speak up whenever you or your colleagues or students are discriminated against. If you
have any ideas on how we can ensure fairness and equality in our cooperative, we are happy to
hear them.