06-15-2010 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #51


Title
Florida Educational Equity Act Annual Update -- 2009-2010

Discussion

The District is required to submit a Florida Educational Equity Act Update for 2009-2010 in compliance with the Florida Educational Equity Act, Section 1000.05, F. S. (formerly Section 228.2001, F. S.), Florida Statutes and Chapter 6A-19, Rules 1-10, Florida Administrative Code.

For 2009-2010, districts will continue to focus on enrollment in 8th grade Algebra I, Advanced Placement (AP), Dual Enrollment (DE), Honors, and other level 3 courses.  The districts should evaluate progress over the last five-year period, from 2005-06 to 2009-10.  For AP, DE, Honors and Level III courses, data will be analyzed by race overall and specifically for Black and Hispanic males.  The districts will also continue to analyze their employment data and develop, implement and submit targeted methods and strategies to address any underrepresentation to diversify the administrative and instructional workforce.  Districts will report the number and type of single-gender schools operating in the district, and the number and type of single-gender classes offered at co-educational schools.  Districts will also submit board-approved policies and procedures for the following:

   *Policy of nondiscrimination and Notification of Policy

   *Identification and Notification of Equity Coordinator(s)

   *Grievance and Complaint Procedure(s)

   *Harassment Policy

   *AIDS/HIV Policy

A draft of the Brevard Equity Act Update 2009-2010 is currently being reviewed by the Department of Education, Office of Equal Educational opportunity.  The draft is attached and the final document will be added  prior to the July 20, 2010 Board meeting.  The document as approved by the School Board is due to the Department of Education, Office of Equal Educational Opportunity by July 31, 2010.



Recommendation
Approve the 2009-2010 Florida Educational Equity Act Update.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 6/15/2010
Consent after Information7/20/2010

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

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Contact

Beth Thedy, Middle School Programs Director, ext. 583

Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent, ext. 300




Attachment:  2009 2010 Equity Final Draft Thedy 05 28 10 A.pdf