Statement of Non-Discrimination
The School Board shall comply with all federal laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and with all requirements and regulations of the U.S. Department of Education. No staff member or candidate for a position in this District shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, transgender status, or gender identity), age (except as authorized by law), gender, pregnancy, marital status, disability (including HIV, AIDS or sickle-cell trait), ancestry, military status, genetic information, or legally-protected characteristic, be discriminated against, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to, discrimination in any program or activity for which the Board is responsible or for which it receives financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education.
The District also ensures equal access for Boy Scouts of America and other identified patriotic youth groups, as required by 34 C.F.R. §108.9 (Boy Scouts Act). The Equity Officers for the District are Adrienne Mcelroy (Director of Human Resources), available at (941) 255-0808 xt3090, Patrick Keegan (Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Employee Relations), available at (941) 255-0808 xt3122, and Cheryl Edwards (Assistant Superintendent for Learning), available at 255-0808 xt3010.