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Procedural Requirements for School Districts and Community Colleges. Florida Department of Education Office of Equity and Access Adeola Fayemi, Director. Purpose.

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Procedural requirements for school districts and community colleges
Procedural Requirements for School Districts and Community Colleges

Florida Department of Education

Office of Equity and AccessAdeola Fayemi, Director


Purpose
Purpose Colleges

To outline the administrative requirements enforced by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and monitored by the Office of Equity and Access (OEA)


Procedural requirements
Procedural Requirements Colleges

  • Policy of Nondiscrimination

  • Identification and Notification of Coordinator(s)

  • Grievance or Complaint Procedure(s)

  • Harassment Policy

  • AIDS/HIV Policy



Policy of nondiscrimination
Policy of Nondiscrimination Colleges

  • Students, employees and applicants

  • Race, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, age, etc.

  • Educational services and activities

  • Employment policies and practices

  • Procedures for filing complaints

  • Notification



Continuous notice of nondiscrimination
Continuous Notice of Nondiscrimination Colleges

The Title IX, Section 504 and Title II regulations require that the notice of nondiscrimination be made on a continuing basis.


Title ix
Title IX Colleges

Each recipient shall prominently include a statement of the nondiscrimination policy in each announcement, bulletin, catalog, or application form which it makes available to any person or which is otherwise used in connection with the recruitment of students or employees. 34 C.F.R. §106.9(b).


Annual notice of nondiscrimination
Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination Colleges

(Vocational Guidelines, Section IV.O.)

Prior to the beginning of each school year recipients must advise students, parents, employees and the general public that vocational opportunities will be offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, or disability.


Annual notice cont d
Annual Notice, Cont'd. Colleges

  • The notice should be published in public forums.

  • The notice should include:

    -a summary of program offerings -admissions criteria

    -name, address and telephone number of person(s) designated to coordinate compliance with Title IX, Section 504, Florida Equity Act and Age Discrimination Act


Annual notice cont d1
Annual Notice, Cont'd. Colleges

  • If a recipient’s service area contains a community of national origin minority persons with limited English language skills, public notification materials must be disseminated to the community in its language.

    (Voc. Guidelines, Section IV.O)



Responsibilities of the coordinator s
Responsibilities of the Coordinator(s) Colleges

  • Be knowledgeable about the requirements of the laws

  • Understand the institution’s grievance procedures

  • Investigate or coordinate investigation of complaints

  • Be available to answer questions and advise individuals on the grievance procedures

  • Ensure publications contain adequate contact information and notice of nondiscrimination

  • Notify and train employees, students and other relevant persons regarding nondiscrimination laws

  • Coordinate and monitor the annual update for the Equity Act Plan

  • Assist with the institution’s civil rights compliance review process



Grievance and complaint procedure
Grievance and Complaint Procedure Colleges

  • Define grievances and prohibit retaliation

  • Designate reasonable and prompt timeframes for each step of the complaint process

  • Alternate first point of contact

  • Provide for adequate, reliable and impartial investigation of complaints

  • Prompt and equitable resolution

  • Procedure for filing grievance

  • Availability and notification of procedure

  • Protect confidentiality


Harassment policy
Harassment Policy Colleges

  • Protection

  • Prohibited conduct

  • Retaliation is prohibited

  • Confidentiality is protected

  • Immediate and appropriate corrective action

  • Alternate first point of contact

  • Cover third party

  • Grievance procedures/reference


Aids hiv policy
AIDS/HIV Policy Colleges

  • Protections

  • Rights to privacy and confidentiality

  • HIV-positive students

  • HIV-positive employees

  • Accommodations for employees

  • IDEA and ADA

  • No mandatory testing



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