07-19-2011 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #19

Florida Educational Equity Act Annual Update -- 2010-2011


The District is required to submit a Florida Educational Equity Act Update for 2010-2011 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 2010-2011, 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 2006-07 to 2010-11.  For AP, DE, Honors and Level 3 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

The document as approved by the School Board is due to the Department of Education, Office of Equal Educational Opportunity by July 31, 2011.

Approve the 2010-2011 Florida Educational Equity Act Update.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 6/14/2011
Consent after Information7/19/2011

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

Cost Center


Beth Thedy, Middle School Programs Director, ext. 583

Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent, ext. 300

Attachment:  2011 FINAL Equity 07 15 11.pdf