PA56 Nondiscrimination Statement

Public Act 56 Consortium Nondiscrimination Policy 

The Public Act 56 Consortium (PA56) is composed of Berrien County’s fourteen K-12 public schools, one charter school and the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency.  The PA56 Consortium is committed to equal opportunity in education for all students, and is responsible for all of the Career & Technical Education classes offered within the consortium.

It is the policy of the PA56 Consortium members that no person on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, weight, height, marital status, gender expression, judicial record, disability, and/or any other legally protected characteristic shall be bullied and/or discriminated against.  This includes exclusion from participation in, benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any state or federally funded program or activity for which the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency or any member of the PA56 Consortium is responsible, or for which it receives state or federal financial assistance from the Department of Education.   In addition to the above statement, arrangements may be made to ensure that language skills are not a barrier to admission or participation in Career & Technical Education programs within the Berrien County PA56 Consortium.

Inquiries related to discrimination should be directed to the hosting school’s CTE Director.


Additional inquires can be directed to

Chris Machiniak, CTE Regional Director

Berrien RESA

269-471-7725, Ext. 1328.

Chris.Machiniak@berrienresa.org