Prohibition of Discrimination
The School Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, transgender status, or gender identity), disability (including HIV, AIDS, or sickle cell trait), pregnancy, marital status, age (except as authorized by law), ancestry, genetic information, which are classes protected by State and/or Federal law (collectively, "protected classes") in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities. Equal access to facilities is also provided to the Boy Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act.
It is the legal obligation and the policy of the Board to employ only those persons who are best qualified, with or without reasonable accommodations.
The Superintendent shall appoint a compliance officer whose responsibility it will be to require that Federal and State regulations are complied with and that any inquires or complaints are dealt with promptly in accordance with law. S/He shall also require that proper notice of nondiscrimination for Title II, Title VI, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act will be provided to staff members and the general public. Any sections of the District's collectively-bargained negotiated agreements dealing with hiring and promotion will contain a statement of nondiscrimination similar to that in the Board's statement above.
Title IX Coordinators
Title IX - Schools & Educational Facilities
Dr. Robert “Pace” Edwards
Specialist, Dropout Prevention & Alt Ed
Professional Support Center
2501 63rd Avenue East
Bradenton, Florida 34203
(941) 751-6550 x43038
Title IX - District & Employment
Coordinator, Diversity & Recruitment, Personnel Department
Student Support Center
215 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, Florida 34205
(941) 708-8770 x41052