06-14-2016 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #47


Title
Florida Educational Equity Act Annual Update -- 2015-2016

Discussion

The District is required to submit a Florida Educational Equity Act Update for 2015-2016 in compliance with the Florida Educational Equity Act Implementing Rules 6A-19.001 - 19.010.

The Florida Educational Equity Act (FEEA) and other federal and state legislation, such as Title IX, Title VI and the Vocational Guidelines, prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability or marital status against students and employees.  The annual Educational Equity Update is a reporting tool that enables the OEEO to monitor and ensure adherence to provisions of the laws, and that educational resources are equally distributed.

The Florida Educational Equity Act became law in June 1984, and the Implementing Rules 6A-19.001 - 19.010 were adopted by the State Board of Education in February 1985.  The Equity Act was amended in 1993 to mandate stronger monitoring and enforcement for gender equity in athletics, and again in 2002 to clarify the K-20 responsibilities.  Rule 6A-19.004, Interscholastic, Intercollegiate, Club and Intramural Athletics, was amended in September 1994 to reflect the new monitoring and enforcement requirements. 



Recommendation
Approve the 2015-2016 Florida Educational Equity Act Update.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 6/14/2016
Consent after Information7/19/2016

Authority for Action
General Powers and Duties of the Board

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

FY
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Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program

Contact

Barbara Rodrigues, Middle School Programs Director, ext. 583

Robin Novelli, High School Programs Director, ext. 310




Attachment:  2016 DRAFT Equity.pdf