Non Discrimination Statement

  • Statement of Non-Discrimination
     

    The School Board of Charlotte County does not discriminate (including anti-Semitism [as defined in Bylaw 0100]) on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender status, or gender identity), recognized disability, pregnancy, marital status, age (except as authorized by law), religion, military status, ancestry, or genetic information which are classes protected by State and/or Federal law (collectively, “protected classes”) in its programs and activities, including employment. The School Board also ensures equal access for Boy Scouts of America and other identified patriotic youth groups, as required by 34 C.F.R. §108 (Boy Scouts Act). (School Board Policy 1122312241222260)  

    The District Title IX Coordinators and Equity Compliance Officers for the District are Adrienne McElroy (Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Labor Relations), available at (941) 255-0808, Michael Desjardins (Assistant Superintendent for School Support), available at (941) 255-0808, and Danielle Hudzina (Director of Human Resources), available at (941) 255-0808. The District Section 504 Compliance Officer and ADA Coordinator is Rebecca Marazon (Coordinator of Psychological Services), available at (941) 255-0808. (School Board Policy 2260)  

     
    Annual Notification of Non-Discrimination for Vocational Program Offerings (updated for 2023-2024)
     

    The School Board of Charlotte County does not discriminate (including anti-Semitism [as defined in Bylaw 0100]) on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender status, or gender identity), recognized disability, pregnancy, marital status, age (except as authorized by law), religion, military status, ancestry, or genetic information which are classes protected by State and/or Federal law (collectively, “protected classes”) in its programs and activities, including employment. The School Board also ensures equal access for Boy Scouts of America and other identified patriotic youth groups, as required by 34 C.F.R. §108 (Boy Scouts Act). (School Board Policy 1122, 3122, 4122,) The School Board does not discriminate on the basis of sex (including sexual orientation or gender identity), in its education programs or activities, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, and its implementing regulations, not to discriminate in such a manner. The requirement not to discriminate in its education program or activity extends to admission and employment. The Board is committed to maintaining an education and work environment that is free from discrimination based on sex, including sexual harassment (School Board Policy 2266). Reports of Harassment, whether informal or formal, may be made directly to the School Principal, Assistant Principal or any employee of Charlotte County Public Schools. Reports of Harassment may also be directly referred to one of the School District’s Compliance Officers. 

    Charlotte Technical College is accredited by the Commission on the Council of Occupational Education. Council on Occupational Education: 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350. Telephone: 770-396-3898 / FAX: 770-396-3790, www.council.org.

    Veterans' Information Charlotte Technical College's full-time programs are approved for education and training by the Veteran's State Approval Agency. Veterans and Dependents of Disabled or Deceased Veterans who plan to attend full-time programs at CTC should contact Student Service located in Building A.

    The District also ensures that a lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to participation in CTE programs within the district's secondary and postsecondary institutions. (Rule 6A-6.0908 Equal Access for English Language Learners to Programs Other Than English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

    Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding discrimination or harassment may be sent to:   

    Danielle Hudzina, Ed.D., Director of Human Resources 

    1445 Education Way  

    Port Charlotte, Florida 33948  

    941-255-0808, option 7 

    danielle.hudzina@yourcharlotteschools.net 

     

    Adrienne McElroy, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Labor Relations 

    1445 Education Way  

    Port Charlotte, Florida 33948  

    941-255-0808, option 7 

    adrienne.mcelroy@yourcharlotteschools.net 

    Michael Desjardins, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent for School Support  

    1445 Education Way  

    Port Charlotte, Florida 33948  

    941-255-0808, option 3 

    mike.desjardins@yourcharlotteschools.net 

     

    The following person is designated as the District Compliance Coordinator for receiving complaints pertaining to Section 504 and/or ADA:  

     

    Rebecca Marazon, Coordinator of Psychological Services  

    1445 Education Way  

    Port Charlotte, Florida 33948  

    Phone: 941-255-0808, option 3 

    Fax: 941-255-7573 

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