Agenda Item #27
Florida Educational Equity Act Annual Update -- 2011-2012
The District is required to submit a Florida Educational Equity Act Update for 2011-2012 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.
Reporting Requirements for the 2011-2012 Update
Districts should submit the following information:
The document as approved by the School Board is due to the Department of Education, Office of Equal Educational Opportunity by July 31, 2012.
Approve the 2011-2012 Florida Educational Equity Act Update.
Information - 6/12/2012
Consent after Information7/10/2012
Authority for Action
General Powers and Duties of the Board
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds
Barbara A. Rodrigues, Middle School Programs Director, ext. 583
Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent, ext. 300
Attachment: 2012 FINAL Equity 06.04.12.pdf