A comprehensive policy has been developed, including educational and vocational programs services, activities, employment policies, practices and procedures, which provides protection on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status or sexual orientation. The district also provides equal access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act. The district’s policy of nondiscrimination provides protection to staff and includes all protected classes. The Student Code of Conduct and the School Board Policies contain a nondiscrimination statement of assurance and procedures for filing grievances, including complaints of discrimination.
The Florida Educational Equity Act, Section 1000.05, F. S., became law in June 1984, and the implementing rules were adopted by the State Board of Education in February, 1985.
In addition to Florida Statutes, the legal basis for the Equity Coordinator are found in Title VI & Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the American Disabilities Act of 1990, together with their implementing regulations.
Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding discrimination or harassment may be sent to:
Dr. Debbie Williams, Equity Coordinator