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6.43 Unlawful Discrimination Prohibited

6.43 Unlawful Discrimination Prohibited

Chapter 6.00: Personnel




I. No person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, age, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, political beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, if otherwise qualified, social and family background, or on the basis of the use of a language other than English by Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity, or in any employment conditions or practices conducted by this School District, except as provided by law.

II. The School Board shall comply with all federal and state laws which include the Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), Title IX, Section 504, Florida Education Equity Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), and the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act.

III. Any employee, student, applicant for admissions, or applicant for employment who believes he/she has been discriminated against or has been harassed by another employee, student, or third party is encouraged to use the Equity Plan Grievance Procedure for filing complaints. Complaints may be filled with the principal or immediate supervisor, District Equity Coordinator/Director of Human Resources, or the Superintendent.

IV. The Superintendent shall develop procedures to notify employees, applicants for employment, and students regarding their rights under this policy.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.

LAWS IMPLEMENTED: 1000.05, 1000.21, 1001.43, 1012.22, F.S.

28 CFR 35, 34 CFR 100, 34 CFR 104, 34 CFR 108, 34 CFR 200

PL 100-233

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULES: 6A-19.002, 6A-19.003, 6A-19.009, 6A-19.010

HISTORY: Adopted: 07/14/1998

Revision Date(s): 10/12/1999, 10/11/2011, 10/13/2015

Formerly: C-39, D-25, E-6